This is a wonderful vintage sterling silver scent bottle by Ormex.
It features rarely seen ornamentation making it incredibly collectible, aside from just plain beautiful.
The bottle is quite small and is characterized by deep fluting on both sides.
Bottles like one are almost never embellished, but this beauty exhibits some lovely adornments on both sides.
On side of the bottle is accented with two five-pointed stars in different sizes near the top and bottom while the opposite side is decorated with a regal, European looking crown.
Parts of the crown are pierced allowing you to see the bottle underneath; this creates a wonderful sense of depth and dimension.
Perhaps the most dazzling aspect of this piece is the dramatic, conical amethyst on the top of the stopper.
The stopper is threaded and screws tightly to the bottle. It also features a long sterling dauber.
You will find a mark on the neck of the bottle that reads "Sterling, Ormex-Mexico". A tiny stamped Eagle-mark with the number "21" can be found on the end of the dauber.
These eagle marks were instituted by the Mexican government in 1948, and indicated either the city of assay of the individual maker.
The piece exhibits some areas of rich patination.
We never polish Mexican sterling, as the patina is so often such a large part of the value.
Otherwise, this lovely silver bottle remains in great vintage condition.
Measurements: Total height is 1 ½", Bottle is 1 ¼" at widest point and ½" deep (front to back), Amethyst accent is 6mm tall Weight: 11.91 grams (0.42 oz)