Scent Bottle with Stopper and Cap

Object Name: 
Scent Bottle with Stopper and Cap

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Object Name: 
Scent Bottle with Stopper and Cap
Accession Number: 
86.2.24
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4.4 cm, W: 1.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1760
Credit Line: 
Gift of Helen Mayer in memory of her husband, John
Primary Description: 
Opaque white lead glass; blown, cut, enameled, gilt; stamped gold (metal). (a) Straight-sided shape with square cross-section; short, cylindrical neck, with cut threading on the exterior (to fit c), and rough ground for a stopper (b); rounded shoulders with gilt and red-orange arrows; the flat faces decorated in chinoiserie style, two with standing male figures, one in knee britches placing a tree on a pedestal, the other in Oriental dress, with a pagoda in the background; another with a European woman seated in a landscape, with distant gilt pavilion; the fourth side with a figure in a pagoda; the corners with cut triangular facets, outlined in gilding; flat bottom with chamfered edges. (b) Tapered, ground shank; flattened, oval stopper. (c) Gold; cylindrical, straight-sided shape, with spiral ribs on the sides and top; ribbed rim; threading on the inside.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Mayer, Helen, Source
1986-07-30
For Milady's Dressing Table: Scent Bottles & Accessories (2006-06) illustrated, p. 10;
Corning: Un Musee de verre Unique au Minde (1990) p. 41;