Scent Bottle with Stopper and Cap

Object Name: 
Scent Bottle with Stopper and Cap

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Object Name: 
Scent Bottle with Stopper and Cap
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 7 cm, W: 3.3 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Helen Mayer in memory of her husband, John
Primary Description: 
Opaque white lead glass; blown, cut, enameled and gilt; enameled gold (metal). (a) Flattened form with oval cross-section; short, cylindrical neck with cut threading on the exterior (for c), ground on the interior for a stopper (b); rounded shoulders, straight sides with cut hollow diamond facets; decorated in polychrome enamels on the sides, with colorful birds, flowers, fruit and foliage; gilt scroll frame with floral swags; the sides with enameled purple arrow heads and gilt lines outlining the facets; ground, flat base, small, square paper label inscribed in ink "19.". (b) Tapered, rough-ground shank with flat bottom; polished, flat, rounded stopper. (c) Cylindrical, straight-sided shape, with slightly domed top; two bands of linked diamonds on the side, with white enamel dots inside each diamond, blue enameling outside; white enamel band at the top; chipwork bands above and below; threaded on the inside.
Mayer, John, Former Collection
Mayer, Helen, Former Collection
In Sparkling Company: Reflections on Glass in the 18th-century British World (2020) illustrated, pp. 166-167 (fig. 119);
2010 Summer Exhibitions (2010) illustrated, p. 2, #2;
For Milady's Dressing Table: Scent Bottles & Accessories (2006-06) illustrated, p. 10; BIB# AI71266
Recent Important Acquisitions, 29 (1987) illustrated, cover, frontispiece; pp. 118-119, #20; BIB# AI19055
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1986 (1987) illustrated, p. 6; BIB# AI96383
Dekorerat Glas (1984) pp. 25-28, ills.;
Gilding the Lily (1978) cover, pp. 19, 25, #26; BIB# 28960