We attribute this stunning cameo scent bottle to Webb. It has a wonderful well defined floral motif of good depth and lovely dimension that entirely encircles the body. On the base of the bottle you find a pattern of seven elongated leaves. The bottle is comprised of two colors, a white layer that is the cameo pattern on top of a lovely yellow background that has a lightly frosted appearance. The bottle has been completed with a sterling threaded neck rim and lid by Sampson Mordan.
The glass is in excellent plus condition with no nicks, chips, cracks, scratches, abrasions or repairs. You can find the occasional, and I mean occasional, acid pit drip or flea bite. At the base of the bottle at the top of one leaf point I found what appears to be a 3/32 by 1/32 makers flaw of a blown out bubble or impurity (see photo # 9). I have looked at this tiny spot numerous times and at all angles - it does not have the look of a chip. The bottom of the bottle has its original ground flat pontil.
The sterling is in excellent condition with no rips, holes, dents, deep scratches or repairs. The lid is well rounded and the screw threads are in smooth working order with no stripping. The top of the lid has beautifully done engraved presentation in the gothic style. In the interior of the lid there is a cork seal that is entirely intact.
The neck of the lid contains the marks of SM for Sampson Mordan maker, the 1838 through 1890 tax mark of Queen Victoria I, the lion for sterling, H date mark for 1883 and the leopard head for London. The bottle measures 10 3/4 inches long by 2 inches at widest point by 1 1/2 at deepest point. A beautiful and wonderfully done cameo scent bottle in outstanding condition.
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