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A 19th Century Yellow and White Clichy Latticinio Silver Mounted Scent Bottle and Inner Stopper

A 19th Century Yellow and White Clichy Latticinio Silver Mounted Scent Bottle and Inner Stopper
A 19th Century Yellow and White Clichy Latticinio Silver Mounted Scent Bottle and Inner Stopper

Description/Condition

Height: 3¾ inches. Technique: Mould Blown Ribbing (twisted filigrana). Glass Colours: Milk, Yellow & Clear. Maker: Clichy. Date: Mid 19th Century. Origin: France.

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Item No: A1390
About this item:

Height: 3¾ inches
Technique: Mould Blown Ribbing (twisted filigrana)
Glass Colours: Milk, Yellow & Clear
Maker: Clichy
Date: Mid 19th Century
Origin: France

This is a superb Rib Moulded Filigrana scent bottle complete with original stopper & embossed sterling silver lid. The ribbed casing creates an optical illusion, that bends & distorts the twisted coloured canes. This is offset beautifully by the intricately embossed foliate silver top, with superb ageing (tarnish).

Although intact and all original there is some damage to the piece. The very delicate collar of the silver lid has suffered age wear and split (see picture). As a result of this the glass lip of the bottle has been unguarded and has a small chip which has in turn caused a hairline fracture to emerge near the rim of the vessel. Although this is immediately apparent as the lid collar disguises the damage rather well. In addition there are a number of minor chips to the foot rim (also photographed). The stopper is also jammed, although we have not tried with any force to remove it lest I cause further damage.

Despite the faults of the piece it is exceptionally striking, and must be a welcome addition to any collection.