Scent Bottle

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Object Name: 
Scent Bottle
Maker(s): 
Accession Number: 
86.2.26 A
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4 cm, W: 2.3 cm, D: 1.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1770-1775
Credit Line: 
Gift of Helen Mayer in memory of her husband, John
Primary Description: 
Transparent dark blue lead glass; blown, cut, gilt; stamped metal mounts. Flattened shape of oval cross-section; straight sides; short neck with molded gilt metal collar, open at the top to receive stopper (missing); rounded shoulders with gilt arrowhead decoration; the sides covered with hollow-cut diamond facets; gilt decoration: on one side, an Oriental figure standing amidst trees and flowering plants, a simple fence alongside, and on the reverse, elaborate flowers and butterflies; polished, flat base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Mayer, Helen, Source
1986-07-30