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Russian rock crystal scent bottle with gold lid set with a garnet

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An image of Objets de vertu. Scent bottle/scent flask. Russian. The rock crystal body is of octagonal section with straight sides externally, and cylindrical internally; it has a gold rim mount and hinged lid. The lid has a border of beads round the rim, above which is a chased border of overlapping leaves enamelled in dark translucent green. The top of the lid is slightly domed and is embossed with flutes centering on a cabuchon garnet. Inside is a flat gold stopper (A) with compressed ball-shaped knop and cork base. With fitted case (B). Rock crystal perfume container, gold, enamel and a garnet, height, whole, 2.1, cm, length, whole, 6.0, cm, width, whole, 2.1, cm, circa 1900 to circa 1910.

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Objets de vertu. Scent bottle/scent flask. Russian. The rock crystal body is of octagonal section with straight sides externally, and cylindrical internally; it has a gold rim mount and hinged lid. The lid has a border of beads round the rim, above which is a chased border of overlapping leaves enamelled in dark translucent green. The top of the lid is slightly domed and is embossed with flutes centering on a cabuchon garnet. Inside is a flat gold stopper (A) with compressed ball-shaped knop and cork base. With fitted case (B). Rock crystal perfume container, gold, enamel and a garnet, height, whole, 2.1, cm, length, whole, 6.0, cm, width, whole, 2.1, cm, circa 1900 to circa 1910.

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  • Accession Number: M.2 & A & B-1956
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/32.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Sam Cole
  • Image height: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 769 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 346.33kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1
  • Captured: 2017:08:08 09:49:19

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20th Century bottle crystal enamel flask garnet gold hinged lidded objet de vertu octagonal perfume bottle rock crystal Russian scent bottle scent flask

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