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An early French scent-bottle
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An early French scent-bottle

APPARENTLY UNMARKED, FRANCE, CIRCA 1720

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An early French scent-bottle
Apparently unmarked, France, circa 1720
The cast flask with regence decoration of strapwork, foliage and draperies, surrounding on each side the enamelled portrait of a nun and munk, domed screwable top with shaped openwork ring handle
7.6 cm. high
gross 52 gr.
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This lot is offered without reserve.

Lot Essay

Cf. for a similar scent-bottle see: Heiner Meininghaus et al., Five Centuries of Scent and Elegant Flacons, Stuttgart, 1998, p. 72, no. 40, illustrated.

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