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Scent bottle: M.2 & A & B-1956

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Rock crystal scent bottle with gold lid set with a garnet

Rock crystal, gold, enamel and a garnet; 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)


History note: Anna Pavlova (1881-1931)

Legal notes

Given by Leila Malcolm

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.1 cm
Length: 6 cm
Width: 2.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1956) by Malcolm, Leila


Early 20th century
Nicholas II
Circa 1900 CE - Circa 1910 CE

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Components of the work

Perfume Container: composed of rock crystal Decoration: composed of garnet Lid: composed of gold Mount: composed of gold Stopper: composed of gold

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2 & A & B-1956
Primary reference Number: 99012
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 April 2021 Last processed: Saturday 17 April 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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