Scent Bottle with Stopper

Object Name: 
Scent Bottle with Stopper

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Object Name: 
Scent Bottle with Stopper
Maker(s): 
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
86.2.31
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 7.4 cm, W: 3.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1770-1775
Credit Line: 
Gift of Helen Mayer in memory of her husband, John
Primary Description: 
Transparent dark blue lead glass; blown, cut, gilt. (a) Flattened oval shape; short, cylindrical neck with copper sleeve; ground for a stopper (b); rounded shoulders with gilt foliate decoration; straight sides covered with hollow-cut diamond facets and gilt decoration, on one side an exotic bird sitting on a stump with branches of foliage in the background, with a ribband above, inscribed "MARQUE/DE MON/AMOUR"; the facets on the side outlined in gilding; on the back, outlined with dotted lines, with gilt arrows at the corners; polished, flat base. (b) Ground, tapered shank; flat stopper with rounded profile.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Mayer, John, Former Collection
1986-07-30
Mayer, Helen, Former Collection
1986-07-30
Inscription: 
MARQUE / DE MON / AMOUR
Inscription
For Milady's Dressing Table: Scent Bottles & Accessories (2006-06) illustrated, p. 10, upper right, lower left;