Smelling bottle

Object Number: 
1965.761d
Date: 
1780-1820
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 1 7/8 x 7/8 in. ( 6.4 x 4.8 x 2.2 cm )
Description: 
Colorless blown lead glass smelling bottle; cylindrical wound body (seahorse shape) with embedded opaque blue and white threads (twisted) and with applied trailed thread decoration (colorless) crimped into parallel notches, with crimped end; straight finish with fire-polished lip; pontil mark on side.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair (Jennie H. Sinclair)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group