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Squash Melon Perfume

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Squash Melon Perfume

Type: 
Perfume bottle
Material(s): 
Porcelain, brass, and glass
Designer/Maker: 
unknown
Markings: 
none
Origin: 
European
Date or Era: 
late 1800's or early 1900's
Dimensions: 
1.8 in./4.6 cm. h.
Additional Information: 
A miniature figural perfume bottle in the shape of a squash or melon. The porcelain shades from cream to orange to green and has a brass collar. The stopper is gold mercury glass with a long dauber. Mercury glass is blown double walled, with mercury solution added, and then sealed. The glass then appears silver in color, or gold when amber glass is used instead of clear glass.

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