Scent Bottle

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Object Name: 
Scent Bottle
Accession Number: 
83.2.26
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 10.9 cm, W: 4.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1760-1770
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; blown, cut; gold mounts. Flat, ovoid body, with long, cylindrical neck and flared foot; cut all over, with diamond facets on either face of the body, short panels on the sides and neck; molded gold collar at the rim, with a small side loop, and flexible gold chain attached to a gold heart-shaped stopper with chased foliate designs and tapered shank; the sides of the bottle with a thin gold cage, formed as four bands of elaborate rococo openwork gold, with scrolls and floral swags; the bottom with a hinged, molded cover of rectangular form with canted corners; ogee-molded edge thumb-piece; opening onto a dished receptacle in the foot of the bottle; tiny square paper label on the hinged base, inscribed in ink "69.".
Department: 
Provenance: 
Dawson, Hugh, Former Collection
1983-06-20
Christie's, Paris, Former Collection
1982-12-08
Delomosne & Son Limited, Source
1983-06-20
Color: 
Technique: 
Inscription: 
69
Paper Lable