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French lay down bottle

Type:Purse perfume bottle

Material(s):Porcelain and silver



Date or Era:19th century

Dimensions:4.5 in.

Additional Information:
Painted on the front of bottle is a portrait of Henrietta Maria of France with the following inscription: "Marie Avg Gallia Et Nav Reg," beneath a white and gilt heightened fleur-de-lis molded in high relief. The reverse side is molded in a pattern of gilt heightened white foliate scrolls. Appeared in the Perfume Bottle Quarterly, Summer 2013.