One side features a double cameo bust of Napoleon as Caesar and the reverse has a cameo bust of Hortense (Josephine's child from a former marriage). The sulphide cameos are made of opaque glass that are encased in another layer of glass.This type cameo is an earlier form and was made in the early 1800's. It has a snap off French silver cap with a good hinge and tight closure.
The bottle is in good condition, however, there is a small chip on lower left side below the child's cameo. A similar bottle is illustrated on page 22 of the book. "Perfume and Scent Bottle Collecting".This type scent bottle was made as early as 1770 and was made in both England and France. The silver rim of this bottle is marked with a single French hallmark and similar bottles were known to have been made by the Baccarat factory. This RARE bottle would be a treasured addition to any advanced scent bottle collection. Due to the process involved in making these cameo scent bottles, few were made and seldom do they become available even to advanced collectors. For anyone who collects perfume or scent bottles, this one is fabulous!
Please check our other Store listings as we are currently listing a large collection of perfume and scent bottles from an advanced collection that is new to the market. We also welcome layaway on our special items. We at Antiques & Moore have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible. We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business!The item "RARE EARLY 19th CENTURY FRENCH BACCARAT SULPHIDE NAPOLEON CAMEO SCENT BOTTLE" is in sale since Friday, January 22, 2010. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Glass\Perfume Bottles". The seller is "antiquesandmooresales" and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.