Scent Bottle and Cap

Object Name: 
Scent Bottle and Cap

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Object Name: 
Scent Bottle and Cap
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 7.8 cm, W: 3.6 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Helen Mayer in memory of her husband, John
Primary Description: 
Transparent dark blue lead glass; blown, enameled, gilt; stamped gold (metal). (a) Flattened shape of oval cross-section; short, cylindrical neck with cut threads on the sides (for b); ground for a stopper; rounded shoulders with gilt arrows; the sides covered with hollow-cut diamond facets; enameled Chinese figure on one side, holding a pole, with a pot hanging on one end, a dead bird on the other; gilt trees and foliage alongside; the reverse side with a colorful floral spray in enamels and gilt, with butterflies above and below; polished, flat base. (b) Cylindrical shape with dented (originally, probably domed) top; raised six-petaled flower on top; cellular pattern with oval dimples on sides; molded rim; threading inside.
Mayer, John, Former Collection
Mayer, Helen, Source
In Sparkling Company: Reflections on Glass in the 18th-century British World (2020) illustrated, pp. 166-167 (fig. 119);
For Milady's Dressing Table: Scent Bottles & Accessories (2006-06) illustrated, p. 10; BIB# AI71266