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Scent bottle

Scent bottle

  • Place of origin:

    London (probably, made)
    Birmingham (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1760-ca. 1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Giles, James (decorator)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Blue glass, cut and gilt, with gold

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Lt. Col. G. B. Croft-Lyons FSA

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Glass, Room 131, case 23, shelf 2 []

Physical description

Cut and gilt blue glass scent bottle with gold cap, includes spots of pink enamel.

Place of Origin

London (probably, made)
Birmingham (possibly, made)


ca. 1760-ca. 1770 (made)


Giles, James (decorator)

Materials and Techniques

Blue glass, cut and gilt, with gold


Height: 4.1 cm

Descriptive line

Scent bottle, cut and gilt blue glass with spots of pink enamel, gold cap, possibly decorated by James Giles, London or possibly Birmingham, about 1760-70

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Gilding the Lily. Delomosne and Son Ltd, 1978.

Labels and date

Scent bottle , blue glass, cut and gilt and with a gold cap England (London or possibly Birmingham), about 1760-70 possibly decorated by James Giles Croft-Lyons Bequest (C.322 &A-1926) Includes spots of pink enamel . [18/06/2009]

Production Note

Made in England, London or possibly Birmingham.




Ceramics Collection

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