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Mid-late eighteenth century Staffordshire enamel perfume bottle.

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A mid-late eighteenth century Staffordshire enamel perfume bottle c. 1770.

This beautiful enamel bottle is likely to have been produced in south Staffordshire between 1760 and 1790. It has fine quality decorations, showing a Gallant and his Lady walking and resting in a rural landscape heightened with raised white and gilt embellishments. It retains its original stopper and chain, the stopper being in the form of a bird. This charming item was used as a container for perfume, a highly prized and expensive commodity at this period.

This rare eighteenth century Staffordshire enamel bottle is 9.5 cm high, 4.7 cm at its widest point and 2 cm deep. (Measurements approximate). It is in excellent condition, showing light wear appropriate to its age and substance. It has no damage and no restoration.