A most unusual and decorative silvered brass scent spray for perfuming letters, operated by removing the caps and blowing through the top tube. The bottle is decorated to one side with a figure of cupid blowing the spray, he stands within a cartouche surrounded by flower heads, on the other side is a high relief lady's hand holding a flower within an oval cartouche framed by foliate scrollwork. Condition: light surface age and use wear; nothing further found; bottle not tested for functionality. Circa 1890-1900, French, raised lettering on the base "Breveté SGDG" for "Breveté Sans Garantie Du Gouvernement" (patent without government guarantee). Dimensions based on centimetres and rounded to nearest quarter inch. Height 6cm/2.5in, width 3.5cm/1.5in.
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