This beautiful antique perfume bottle is a wonderful example of meticulous craftsmanship and old-world elegance.
Originally intended for a lady's chatelaine, it features a beautiful brass chain emanating from each side of the hinged brass cap.
The chain is held with a twisted brass ring (where the wearer would have attached the bottle to their chatelaine).
Upon opening the brass lid, you will see the original glass stopper remains intact and nestled within the bottle (this is a very rare occurrence in glass chatelaine bottles this old).
In the era, chatelaines held all of the lady of the house's necessities; this included scissors, a watch, keys, and frequently, a bottle containing her favorite scent.
The glass has a beautiful frosted finish, which allows the cut embellishments to really stand out.
The bottle is decorated with a simple motif of stars and acorns. The bottom of the glass features a slightly flattened surface, allowing the bottle to stand on its own.
Acorns have been a symbol of luck for centuries. The Norse story of Thor finding shelter under an oak tree led to the belief that keeping an acorn on a windowsill would prevent a house from being struck by lightning. This is why, often times, you will find window blind pulls decorated like acorns.
The glass exhibits some minuscule dark spots and the brass and chain bear some patination commensurate with its age, but the bottle remains in very good antique condition overall.
This extraordinary piece is as ideal for the collector of antique perfume bottles as it is for the avid lover of old-world elegance.
Measurements: 1 7/8" tall, 1 1/8" at widest point Brass lid measures ¾" tall and 5/8" wide Glass stopper measures 5/8" tall and ¼" wide Total weight; 22.9 grams (0.81 oz)