Victorian Sterling Mixed Metals Perfume Bottle
A beautiful perfume bottle from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Most likely worn attached to a chatelaine, this lovely peice is made of sterling silver and has been decorated with a lovely mixed metals aesthetic movement design on the front surface. The design depicts a plant motif featuring several cattails that have rose gold tips and greenish gold leaves. At each shoulder of the perfume bottle is a curved handle, to which a sterling chain link is attached. The two ends of the chain meet just above the top of the bottle, where they connect to a longer chain that hangs from a sterling swival watch clasp. On the top of the bottle is a sterling ball topper that unscrews to reveal where a woman would have stored a small amount of perfume inside. The back of the locket is engraved "Hal to Mamie" in a light, cursive font. A delightful piece with an attractive design, it would look wonderful worn as a pendant from a sterling chain, and would make a fabulous addition to any collection!
Measurements: The scent bottle measures 1 5/8" tall, 7/8" at its widest point, and slightly more than 1/4" at its thickest point. It hangs 5 5/8" long on its chain from the top of the top of the clasp to the bottom of the bottle.
Condition: The overall condition of the scent bottle is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling silver or mixed metals design, and the bottle topper screws on easily and securely. There is normal wear to the surface of the silver, particularly on the back, which is not uncommon for a piece of this age.