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Leather Cased Bottle


Category: Other Travel Items

Subcategory: Miscellaneous

This small glass bottle is held in a dark red leather case and was probably used for either cologne or medicine. The bottle has chamfered corners with the shape echoed in the case to give it a snug fit. The stopper is a ball shape and the bottom of the blown glass bottle has a pontil mark. The interior of the case is lined in a printed pattern paper. The lid of the case, which is taller than the bottom is stamped Top in gilt to prevent you opening the case upside down. The case also has 2 small circle stamps, to ensure the top is put on the correct way round, and blind tooled lines by way of decoration. Early to mid 19th Century.

  • Dimensions:
    H 11cm x W 4cm x D 3.5cm
    H 4¼" x W 1½" x D 1¼"

  • Period: Early to mid 19th Century.
  • Medium: Leather & Glass
  • Exhibition: The Sundowners
  • Condition: Good, Some Wear to Case
  • Reference Number: 81688