A late 17th century English silver Perfume or Scent Bottle.
An unmarked late 17th century silver Scent Flask in the form of a pilgrim bottle with stopper. Engraved with amorini amidst foliate scrollwork. English, circa 1690.
The stoppers on early flasks and pilgrim bottles were intended to be screwed onto a thread on the top of the lids of the bottles when the bottle was open. They could then be placed into the interior of the neck and the top unscrewed when the bottles were closed. The stopper in this instance has been jammed onto the thread on top of the lid.
Good overall. Minor bruises to the body. The chain a later replacement. The stopper, which is often missing on such flasks, is jammed onto the thread on the top of the lid.
Height – 5.40 cm.; Width – 3.20 cm.; Depth – 1.60 cm.; Weight – 15 gms.