French white opaline glass Scent Bottle

French white opaline glass Scent Bottle

French white opaline glass Scent Bottle

2618

French white opaline glass Scent Bottle:
with ball stopper and finely chased gilded mount; with circular stepped base.
Circa 1860.
See group ref.6783

Height:7"-17.5cm
Width:3"-7.5cm
Glossary Words

opaline

Fine semi-opaque, white and coloured glass, developed by the French in the first half of the 19th century, with a translucent quality.

Empire

Of the reign of the French Emperor Napoleon (Bonaparte) from 1804-1815. Grand, symmetrical designs using classical forms in a formal Greek way were combined with motifs associated with Napoleon, such as eagles, bees, laurel wreaths and Egyptian subjects. See Directoire and Second Empire.

gilded, gilt

A very thin layer of gold applied to brass or bronze.

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