Pseudo-ivory Scent Bottle with Floral Decoration

Object Name: 
Pseudo-ivory Scent Bottle with Floral Decoration

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Object Name: 
Pseudo-ivory Scent Bottle with Floral Decoration
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2016.2.16
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.1 cm, W: 3.6 cm, D: 2.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1880-1890
1889 (silver)
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Ennion Society
Primary Description: 
Pseudo-ivory Scent Bottle with Floral Decoration. (a) Opaque white glass, brown, orange, pink, green, and yellow paint, silver; blown, carved, painted, assembled. Flattened teardrop-shaped opaque white scent bottle decorated with Asian-inspired blossoms and bamboo carved in relief (possibly the Three Friends of Winter ("Suihan Sanyou"): pine, bamboo, and plum). Decoration painted in brown, orange, pink, green, and yellow. Threaded silver collar fixed to top of bottle. (b) Undecorated flattened globular silver cap. Cork and wool fixed within top of cap.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Jacobson, Susan Kaplan, Source
2016-09-09
Inscription: 
G.B.W. [image of an anchor, the letter "P", and a lion]
inscription
Stamped (b) around collar of cap hallmark for G.B.W. (unidentified), Birmingham, 1889, Sterling
Acquisitions (2017) illustrated, pp. 26-27 (#18); BIB# AI103665
English Cameo Glass (1980) illustrated, p. 264, fig. C208; BIB# 20952