Early nineteenth century thimble perfume bottle. c. 1810.
This exceptionally rare perfume bottle was made at the start of the nineteenth century. At this period novelty items such as this, known as “toys” were highly fashionable. This fine example takes the form of a thimble (tested and guaranteed but unmarked) into which a tiny cut glass perfume bottle has been fitted and secured by a screw on base. The thimble is decorated with foliate swags and has an occupied cartouche engraved with the letter “H”. The base is decorated with a flower. The bottle retains its original ground glass stopper and is in excellent condition.
This rare early nineteenth century perfume bottle stands 2.5cm high and the base is 1.6cm in diameter. (Measurements approximate). It is in excellent condition, showing only light wear appropriate to its age. It has no damage and no restoration.