This unusual antique Continental cobalt blue paneled glass perfume bottle features a series of large raised gilt scrolls with a pebbly texture. The surface is scattered with delicate curvilinear vines finished in silver. The silver vines bear small flowers with white enamel accents at their centers.
The octagonal bottle tapers in from the base and rises to an angled shoulder. The shoulder is topped by a cylindrical neck terminating in a wide flange with a flat upper surface and rounded edge. The underside of the bottle has a polished pontil and is numbered "81." in white enamel paint. The matched stopper is finished with eight paneled sides and features facets on the top resembling the shape of a brilliant cut gemstone. The piece is finished in gilt with three sides of the dauber itself left free of paint.
The perfume bottle and stopper are in very good condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. As an antique, the bottle shows signs of age consisting of minor internal residue and wear to the painted decoration, particularly on the stopper. The piece stands 6.25" tall with the stopper in place and is approximately 2.25" across at the base. The flanged lip is 1.25" across and the opening is .75" across. As seen in photo 10, the foot bears the hand painted number "81." executed in white enamel. The stopper measures 2.5" long and the finial is 1" across at its widest point. The perfume bottle and stopper weigh in at 7.4 oz.
This hand decorated antique perfume bottle displays beautifully and would make a wonderful gift or could be just what you have been looking for to add to your own collection. An elegant vintage find!