Scent Flask in the Shape of a Swan’s Head

Object Name: 
Scent Flask in the Shape of a Swan’s Head

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Object Name: 
Scent Flask in the Shape of a Swan’s Head
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2001.2.7
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.2 cm, L: 23.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1885
Primary Description: 
Translucent beige, opaque white glass; cameo-carved. Scent flask of translucent beige and opaque white glass cameo-carved in the shape of a swan-head, with a ball-shaped silver-gilt closure.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Kaplan, Leo (d. 2013), Source
2001
Color: 
Material: 
English cameo glass perfume bottles (2020) illustrated, p. 24, A13;
For Milady's Dressing Table: Scent Bottles & Accessories (2006-06) illustrated, p. 11; BIB# AI71266