Miniature Scent Flask with Stopper

Object Name: 
Miniature Scent Flask with Stopper

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Object Name: 
Miniature Scent Flask with Stopper
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
86.2.33 B
Overall H: 4.8 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Helen Mayer in memory of her husband, John
Primary Description: 
Transparent dark green lead glass; blown, cut, gilt. (a) Flat-sided shape of square cross-section; short, cylindrical neck with cut threading on the outside (for c), ground inside for stopper (for b); the inner side inscribed "4" in gilt; rounded shoulder with gilt rayed ornaments in the corners; the flat sides with gilt elaborate pagoda and exotic birds; the corners faceted and outlined in gilt, each facet with a tiny gold dot in the center; chamfered base edge, gilt; polished, flat base. (b) Ground, tapered shank; cut, flat grip with gilt lines; slice-cut top, gilt; the flat tip inscribed "4" in gilt. (c) Cylindrical, straight-sided shape with domed top; engraved swags and florets in two bands; engraved flowers on top.
Mayer, John, Former Collection
Mayer, Helen, Former Collection