A FRENCH GLASS AND TWO-COLOUR GOLD COMBINED SCENT-BOTTLE AND VINAIGRETTE
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A FRENCH GLASS AND TWO-COLOUR GOLD COMBINED SCENT-BOTTLE AND VINAIGRETTE

SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY, ILLEGIBLE MAKER'S MARK IN A HORIZONTAL LOZENGE WITH A 'G' AS INITIAL, POSSIBLY FOR GEORGES USELDINGER (FL. 1853-1858), LATER STRUCK WITH A PARISIAN POST-1838 RESTRICTED WARRANTY MARK FOR GOLD

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A FRENCH GLASS AND TWO-COLOUR GOLD COMBINED SCENT-BOTTLE AND VINAIGRETTE
second half of the 19th Century, illegible maker's mark in a horizontal lozenge with a 'G' as initial, possibly for Georges Useldinger (fl. 1853-1858), later struck with a Parisian post-1838 restricted warranty mark for gold
Rectangular flask with faceted glass body divided into two compartments, the lower part mounted in gold forming a vinaigrette, the interior of the engine turned lid with dots and fitted with a hinged foliate pierced grill, the hinged stopper engine-turned with dots on a horizontally reeded ground and bordered with green-gold laurel leaves and stylized acanthus, screw-shaped pushpiece
3¼ in. (84 mm.) high
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 26 March 1973, lot 119 (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C. R. Dreesmann (inventory no. F-42).
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