Scent Bottle with Stopper

Object Name: 
Scent Bottle with Stopper

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Object Name: 
Scent Bottle with Stopper
Accession Number: 
59.3.46
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 16.8 cm; Body Diam: 8 cm; Base Diam: 10.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1708-1710
Primary Description: 
Transparent gold ruby, with few impurities and minute bubbles. Blown, engraved; gilded silver mounts raised, chased, cast. Scent bottle. Pear-shaped body with applied sloping foot or foot-ring (hidden by mounts), engraved with narrow pattern of intertwined tendrils and branches with blossoms, with three birds perched along central line; above this, roughly executed wreath with triple leaves. Mounts: raised, gadrooned band and serrated edge enclose foot of glass vessel; on top, collar attached to rim with screw top that was cast with gadrooned shoulder and (later?) applied rosettes on top. Mount on foot has Augsburg silver mark and initials “E A.”
Department: 
Provenance: 
Collector's Corner, Source
Category: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Mystery of Alchemy and its Influence Explored at The Corning Museum of Glass (2008-06) illustrated
Glass of the Alchemists: Lead Crystal-Gold Ruby, 1650-1750 (2008) illustrated, p. 279, #105; BIB# 103865
Rubinglas des Ausgehenden 17. und des 18. Jahrhunderts (revised ed.) (2001) illustrated, pp. 226-227, fig. 296; BIB# 71682