Antique Bohemian Cut to Clear Amber Overly Scent / Perfume Bottle Chatelaine, Dog & Bird Theme
Antique 19th century Bohemian cut to clear glass scent or perfume bottle with hourglass shaping featuring wheel cut paneling and faceting. Hinged metal mounts with chain and finger-ring for a chatelaine. The lid is topped by a starburst motif and opens to reveal a glass stopper with amber colored knob. The glass is a rich amber yellow color overlay, cut to clear with exquisite engraved intaglios featuring an extensive woodland panorama encircling the bottle with themes of the hunt. The bottle features a gorgeous and unique setting, depicting a receding tree to root foreground, with a lake encompassing the base of the bottle. Fine detail emphasize the stylized foliate of the trees and the undergrowth of the forest floor. Situated throughout are wildlife oblivious to the hunt...waterfowl at play in the lake and birds in the skyline above, all the while a hound dog hunts nearby. Such superb craftsmanship atone for the quality of the cutting and the extraordinary level of detail entailed in the intaglios, a testament to the skill of the glass cutter. The glass was likely crafted at one of the major glasshouses, attributed to Moser.