Lemon yellow cut-glass Scent Bottle with silver-gilt ‘fruit basket’ lid

Lemon yellow cut-glass Scent Bottle with silver-gilt ‘fruit basket’ lid

Lemon yellow cut-glass Scent Bottle with silver-gilt ‘fruit basket’ lid

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Lemon yellow cut-glass Scent Bottle with silver-gilt ‘fruit basket’ lid:
the patent glass ball screw lid, with further detailing of feathers and leaf frieze around the edge; the glass body of vertical convex rib design.
Circa 1880.
See group ref.6783

Height:3"-7.5cm
Width:1"-4.0cm
Glossary Words

cut glass

Often now referred to as 'crystal', the glass was blown and shaped, then passed to a specialist cutter, who would polish and cut patterns to enhance its brilliance.

gilded, gilt

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

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