Rare & Large Sized! Circa 1890, Dutch, Sterling Silver, Mandolin Shaped, Combination Perfume / Scent Bottle and Patch Box.
This realistically created, combination perfume bottle and patch box is in the shape of a six string mandolin. This oversized, Dutch silver scent bottle is incredible. A naïve scene accents the front and the back of this outstanding combination perfume bottle and patch box. The simple scene on the front of the mandolin depicts everyday life. Some of the figures are dressed in Victorian costume. A few figures are unclothed. The scene on the back of the mandolin is completely different. The figures depict island life??? The figures are carrying spears and depict life in a seacoast town. The scenes on both sides of this spectacular bottle are set against a backdrop with houses, spires trees, birds and the seaside. Gorgeous scrollwork encircles the mandolin. The scrollwork is crisp and bright. The six mandolin strings and pegs are complete and intact. Unfortunately, over the years the internal stopper has disappeared. This does not detract from its value. A drawer pulls out to reveal an area to store one's beauty spots or patches. Beautiful scrollwork accents the drawer. Attached to the drawer is a tiny, silver knob to make opening easier. The mandolins lid opens easily and snaps shut securely. The hinge is in perfect working order. The hallmark is on the top lid of the mandolin. The hallmarks indicate that this piece is Dutch, sterling silver. From 1853 through 1953, the Dutch used the key mark. The key is stamped abutting or intruding upon the Lion or the Sword standard mark. The key mark indicates that the object was made for export. The sterling silver has a nice aged patina. I did not want to polish the silver and ruin the patina. I am sure this piece will polish to a beautiful, high shine. The spots that you see in the photographs are dust, dirt and flashback from the camera. In the photographs, everything is MAGNIFIED. This piece is shiny and perfect in real life. This well-made, exceptional piece is sensational in every detail. This delightful perfume bottle cannot be appreciated from the photographs. The photos do not do this SPECTACULAR piece justice. It was hard to capture the true dimension and depth of the brilliant and crisp engraving. The workmanship on this piece is outstanding! This perfume bottle is top quality. This magnificent bottle is much more beautiful in real life. This perfume bottle is a showstopper! It would look fantastic standing alone or in a collection. This bottle would be a great display piece. There are a few tiny scratches and dings to the silver normal for the age of this wonderful combination scent bottle and patch box. The scratches and dings are no harm. The spectacular artistry far outweighs the tiny bit of damage on this heavenly scent bottle. The damages are mentioned for accuracy and the perfume bottle is priced accordingly. I ALWAYS mention EVERY, TINY damage. I prefer to be overly cautious then to have an unhappy customer. Otherwise, this piece is in GREAT condition; NO DINGS, DENTS, REPAIRS, CHIPS, FLAKES, or CRACKS. This outstanding perfume bottle measures approximately 7 inches in length. I guarantee this magnificent combination perfume bottle and patch box to be antique. This fantastic piece would be a great gift for you or for the silver/perfume bottle collector. The holidays are just around the corner. This wonderful combination perfume bottle and patch box is a great gift idea for that special loved one for the holidays. This timeless treasure would be a perfect stocking stuffer. ***PLEASE NOTE: PayPal Payments due within 48 hours of purchase. *** ALL shipping costs are included! PRICED TO SELL!! **FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE**!! COMPLIMENTARY GIFT WRAP AVAILABLE!!!
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