Object Description

A charming collection of tiny antique scent bottles with cut crystal bodies and silver gilt tops. Four have a tall slender shape with coloured glass and hinged tops, the other has a circular dwarf form with bayonet top. All with French silver marks. Circa 1880.

Object Literature

Clear glass with gilt height 6.2/5.5 cms, width 2 cms
– Blue overlay height 5 cms, width 2 cms
– Red glass height 5.2 cms, width 1.8 cms
– Yellow glass height 5.1 cms, width 1.8 cms
– Round faceted height 3.3 cms, diameter 2 cms

Object Condition

These pretty antique scent bottles are in very good condition with no restoration. Each is stamped with antique French silver marks. The glass is in good condition with no cracks, some very minor fritting which can be expected, and slight internal staining. There is wear to the silver gilt and the gold decoration on some of the bottles is rubbed.

– Clear glass has gilt decoration (partially worn) and internal stopper. Silver gilt top – gilt unworn, retains original swing mount
– Blue overlay glass has no gilt decoration or internal stopper. Silver gilt top has pale colour gilt with wear, small dent.
– Red glass has traces of original gilt decoration, no internal stopper. Silver gilt top dented, gilt with minor wear, with the original retaining pins for the swing mount (missing)
– Yellow glass has no gilt decoration or internal stopper. Silver top ungilded, with the original retaining pins for the swing mount (missing)
– Round faceted has no gilt decoration or internal stopper. Silver gilt top has bayonet fitting, gilt with minor wear.

Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

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