Cameo Scent Bottle with Ivy, in Original Presentation Box

Object Name: 
Cameo Scent Bottle with Ivy, in Original Presentation Box

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Object Name: 
Cameo Scent Bottle with Ivy, in Original Presentation Box
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
(ab) Scent Bottle with Cap H: 6.6 cm, W: 4.4 cm, D: 2.5 cm; (c) Original Box H: 5.5 cm, W: 8.9 cm, D: 10.4 cm
On Display
about 1888
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Ennion Society
Web Description: 
This ivy leaf bottle is shown in its original sales box, labelled “From the Galleries of Art Ceramics and Glass” in Melbourne, Australia. The Webb firm won a gold medal at the 1888 Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition.
Jacobson, Susan Kaplan, Source
Stamped (b) along inside rim of cap
[indecipherable symbols, including an anchor, stamped over one another] / S STERLING
Stamped (a) around neck
(c) on base of box in white
From the / Galleries / of / Art Ceramics & Glass / Tho.s Webb & Sons Ltd / MELBOURNE
Stamped (c) on interior of both lids in gold
Engraved (b) on top of cap
Primary Description: 
Cameo Scent Bottle with Ivy, in Original Presentation Box. (a) Translucent dark amber (appearing dark purple or black) and white glasses, silver; cased, blown, carved, assembled. Flattened circular white on translucent dark amber (appearing dark purple or black) glass scent bottle. Bottle decorated with ivy leaves and vines suspended from top area of bottle. Sliver neck with threading at top fixed to top of bottle. (b) Silver flattened globular cap with "HH" monogram on top. Cork fixed within top of cap. (c) Original wood presentation box with black leather exterior and gold velvet interior. Box has two hinged lids that clasp together in center with metal mounts.
English cameo glass perfume bottles (2020) illustrated, p. 46, D37, D38, p. 260, PB16;
Acquisitions (2017) illustrated, pp. 26-27 (#18); BIB# AI103665
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2016 (2016) illustrated, p. 29 (bottom right); BIB# 714015
English Cameo Glass (1980) illustrated, p. 264, fig. C208; BIB# 20952