ANTIQUE 19thC FRENCH 18K GOLD & PAINTED ENAMEL SCENT BOTTLE c.1860

ANTIQUE 19thC FRENCH 18K GOLD & PAINTED ENAMEL SCENT BOTTLE c.1860

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Mid-19th Century French 18k gold & hand-painted enamel scent bottle, of shield form, the gold mount is highly decorated, body and hinged cover hand-painted depicting an exceptionally well-painted Renaissance inspired scenes. The hinge is tight and the top opens to reveal the original gold stopper.

Reference Number: A5596

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DESCRIPTION

Antique mid-19th Century French 18k gold & hand-painted enamel scent bottle, of shield form, the gold mount is highly decorated, body and hinged cover hand-painted depicting an exceptionally well-painted Renaissance inspired scenes. The hinge is tight and the top opens to reveal the original gold stopper.

Such Renaissance-inspired enamelled items are generally Austrian made, but this particular perfume bottle - of much higher quality compared to similar pieces made in Vienna - was made in France around 1860's, all silver parts are Hallmarked with a high-standard French 18k gold guarantee mark.

CONDITION

In Great Condition - No Damage.


SIZE

Height: 9.5cm
Width: 4.5 x 2cm
Weight: 85g