Antique Victorian Bristol Bohemia Grey Opaline Glass Enamel Floral Scent Bottle. This beautiful hand enamelled scent bottle is a lovely example of Bristol Opaline Glass or Victorian Opaque Glass. Created in the late 19th century, these striking pieces were hand painted with enameled paint, often with sand added to the mix for texture and vibrance.
The style was a popular one of the era and often inspired by French and Chinese porcelain. Though dubbed Bristol Glass, Continental pieces that came through the port of Bristol at the time were labelled together, Thus nowadays it is more the name of a style rather than a place of creation. This particular piece is most probably from Bohemia possibly Moser or Harrach as it is numbered 11 to the stopper. Created in a fabulous grey opaline that shines orange in the sunlight, it is a wonderful scent bottle.
This along with its footed bottle shape, ornate stopper and hand enamelled florals it makes for an elegant piece and the perfect addition to any collection or display. 18cm tall with stopper and 13cm without.
6cm wide at widest point, just over 3cm wide at rim with an opening of just under 1.5cm. Stopper itself is 7.5cm long and 2.5cm wide at widest point. Condition is'Used' - One of the petals off one enamel flower has worn off and there are some darkened line type nicks or nibbles to the rim as shown in the photos. The stopper end is nibbled to the bottom edge and there are some small manufacturers inclusions in the form of little dents in the stopper finish. This item is in the category "Pottery, Ceramics & Glass\Decorative Pottery, Ceramics & Glass\Vases".The seller is "theoldgingercat" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.