Stunning hourglass shaped scent bottle in cut crystal and silver topped with little flower decoration. You press the button at the side to open the case to reveal the heavy weight crystal bottle inside.Some staining to the silk inside were the bottle leaked scent. The stopper is inside and the silver has a tiny mark, as you can just make out in my image of the lid - indicating silver. This is an early piece around 1760 in date. They were very popular in the 18th Century and made with colourless glass to show off the perfume inside - an expensive commodity! The case would prevent the perfume colour from fading. The cap has damage to the hinge, so just pushes on and off. A very special item, in the stunning tooled leather case.
Must have been very precious to someone, a rare survivor. Measures 11cm tall and just under 5cm across. The item "Antique 18th Cent Dutch Silver Crystal Scent Bottle in Tooled Leather case" is in sale since Monday, September 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Bottles". The seller is "jillpanda" and is located in Biggar, South Lanarkshire.This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, United States, Canada, Australia.