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Baltic Amber bottle

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Baltic Amber bottle

Type: 
Perfume bottle
Material(s): 
Baltic amber
Designer/Maker: 
unknown
Origin: 
Baltic region
Date or Era: 
Materials ancient, polishing modern
Dimensions: 
1.2 in. high
Additional Information: 
Made of Baltic amber with organic matter trapped inside (no bugs). Amber is the uncrystallized fossilized resin of conifer trees. The material dates to 20-50 million years ago. Amber occurs in a range of colors, usually yellow-orange-brown that is associated with the color "amber." Rarely seen in other colors. It can be clear, cloudy or opaque.

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