A European Scent Bottle In The Style Of A Pilgrim Flask
This item is a beautifully crafted French scent bottle designed in the style of a pilgrim flask. The bottle has a distinct shape reminiscent of a pilgrim flask.
The intricate embossed decoration on its surface showcases a high level of craftsmanship. The floral motifs, the central Medallion and the design around the neck of the bottle would have been painstakingly crafted. The ornamental crown-like cap adds an element of grandeur to the bottle.
There are visible marks, a ’C with crown above and an eagle head’ that suggests it dates back to around 1795.
Given its age, circa 1795, and the level of craftsmanship, this scent bottle would have belonged to someone of wealth or status, as the general populace did not commonly own such items. It serves as a testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of the era, as well as the societal norms and values surrounding luxury items.
Pilgrim flasks historically were used by pilgrims during their journeys to carry water or other essential liquids. The shape of this bottle, while reminiscent of such flasks, is more stylized for a more ornamental purpose, likely for carrying perfume or scents, a luxury during the 18th century. Marked. Test 900 silver.
Condition Report: Good with wear consistent with age and use.
Dimensions: Weight 55gm, Width 4.5 cm, Height 8cm.