This delicate and feminine antique perfume bottle is a shining example of meticulous craftsmanship and old-world elegance.
It is blown glass and beautifully enameled.
Originally intended for a lady's chatelaine, it features a beautiful brass chain emerging from each side of the hinged brass cap.
The chain runs through a small brass loop (20mm in diameter) where it would have been attached to the chatelaine.
The glass of this exquisite little bottle is the most amazing shade of deep cranberry, adorned with masterfully applied yellow enamel in a swirling floral pattern.
The lid of the hinged brass cap has been chased to feature beautiful and delicate geometric pattern.
We love the fact that the original glass stopper is perfectly intact.
On the bottom of the bottle, there is the "rod mark" where the blown bottle was "cut" from the maker's rod.
We would think this was a Moser except the glass is not translucent. It has clarity, but not what we would expect from Moser glass.
Regardless, this is just a really beautiful bottle that is in great condition. The colors and detailed enameling are just wonderful.
It exhibits expected minor wear and equally minor enamel loss; the bottle and brass cap are in extraordinary antique condition.
We think these are such a darling example of blown glass art of a by-gone era, we can't help but have a love affair with everyone we find.
Measurements: Total height (including brass cap): 3 1/8" Greatest width: 1 1/8" Smallest width: 5/8" Brass loop: 20mm Weight: 1.15 oz (32.4 grams)