This stunning antique American Brilliant Cut glass scent bottle is an absolutely remarkable example of the style.
Masterfully hand-cut with a unique, elegant pattern, these remarkable scent bottles look so stylish in a powder room or on a dressing table.
Although glass making was the first industry established in American in Jamestown, Virginia in 1608, it wouldn't be until almost 160 years later that cut-glass was produced.
Henry William Stiegel, a German immigrant, is credited with producing the first cut-glass in America in the American Flint Glass Manufactory in 1771.
Cut-glass pieces like this one represent artistry and craftsmanship at its best.
After the hand-blown glass is molded and cooled, the pattern is made by holding the piece against a rotating wheel.
The most skilled artisans can create delicate, complex patterns.
As you can see, the bottle has what is typically referred to as the "cologne" shape.
The sides of the bottle are decorated with a motif stylized paisley shapes.
The shapes almost resemble flower petals and alternate between a traditional criss-cross pattern and the elegant hobstar pattern.
The shoulder of the bottle exhibits a simple faceted cut while the stopper is embellished with a combination of the hobstar and class criss-cross seen on the sides of the bottle. Finally, a 24-pointed star is etched in the center of the base.
It's those subtle details that give American Brilliant Cut pieces like this extraordinary scent bottle its timeless elegance and grace.
The bottle exhibits some very minor flea-bite scratches here and there, most of which can be seen on the underside.
Overall, the bottle remains in excellent antique condition.
Applying perfume from an elegant bottle is the stuff of movie stars. Live your Diva!!!
Measurements: Bottle is 5 1/8" tall (7" tall with stopper), 2 3/4" wide, Base is 3" in diameter, Stopper measures 2 3/4" tall and 1 5/8" at widest point Weight: 1 lb., 6 oz.
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