Jul 20, 2012
Jul 20, 2012




Spherical rock crystal cover with enameled silver mounts

Overall: 4.5 x 3.2 cm (1 3/4 x 1 1/4 in.)

Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1989.349



This tiny pear-shaped vial worn tied to a sash would have held scented water or oil. The lid opens to reveal a perforated sprinkler decorated with fine filigree and colorful enamel. A popular scent was attar of roses, made from the essential oil of rose petals.

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