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Galuchat bottle

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Galuchat bottle

Type: 
Perfume bottle
Material(s): 
Silver and galuchat
Designer/Maker: 
unknown
Markings: 
Mark on cap not readable
Origin: 
France?
Dimensions: 
7 cm. height; 4 cm. diameter
Special Features: 
Also called shagreen (sharkskin)
Additional Information: 
Galuchat is the worked skin of Scyliorhinus canicula or of Pastinachus sephen. The name is derived from its first maker, Jean-Claude Galuchat, a French craftsman who died in 1774 and who was in the service of King Louis XIV.

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