Scent Bottle with Stopper

Object Name: 
Scent Bottle with Stopper

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Object Name: 
Scent Bottle with Stopper
Accession Number: 
86.2.28
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4.7 cm, W: 1.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1760-1765
Credit Line: 
Gift of Helen Mayer in memory of her husband, John
Primary Description: 
Transparent dark green lead glass; blown, cut, enameled, gilt; stamped metal mount. (a) Flat-sided shape of square cross-section; short neck with molded gilt metal collar, tapered inside for a stopper (b); rounded shoulders with gilt arrowhead decoration; flat sides decorated in colorful enamels and gilding with (on one panel), an exotic bird with flowering tree and plant, on another, a house with trees, and two butterflies overhead, and on two sides, floral sprays; the corners and bottom edge beveled; polished, flat base. (b) Tapered, ground shank; polished flat, rounded stopper, originally with gilt arrowhead decoration.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Mayer, Helen, Source
1986-07-30
In Sparkling Company: Reflections on Glass in the 18th-century British World (2020) illustrated, pp. 166-167 (fig. 119);