This is an item for the specialist collector of Victorian cameo glass - or Thomas Webb perfume bottles.
This fine lay-down perfume bottle or flask dates to the late 19th Century and was made by Thomas Webb & Sons.
The bottle is of an elongated teardrop or torpedo shape. The main body colour is a frosted dark olive green and this has been cut down in cameo relief to form the most exquisite foliate decoration all around - as can be seen in my photographs.
There is a large marguerite flower on the front of the flask and more reduced size daisy-type flowers on the back - all are beautifully and sensitively delineated.
The beautiful perfume flask has a silver (dent-free) cap - which is hinged. The teeny weeny original glass stopper also survives inside the silver cap - as shown.
The hallmark is for Birmingham with the letter "m" for 1886 and with the maker's initials: A.W.P for Arthur Willmore Pennington, who it appears specialized in making silver caps for perfume bottles., and often for Webb cameo glass examples. Many Webb perfume flasks left the Stourbridge workshop without silver caps and these were later added by silversmiths before the sale.
PLEASE NOTE: The bottle is in good antique condition. There might be a little minute loss to the bottle tip - I have close-up images of this area for your inspection.
Length is 13.5 cm
If you are interested in this item - of course, more photographs could be supplied so that you can view all the details in close up.
Certainly, a gorgeous antique perfume bottle - and at a fair asking price.
POSTAGE QUOTED IS FOR NEXT-DAY SPECIAL DELIVERY WITH THE ROYAL MAIL IN THE UK. Sadly, it would have to be restricted to UK posting only.