A Victorian novelty Scent Bottle formed as a Tube of Paint.
A Victorian novelty silver Scent Bottle with enamelled label, formed as a paint tube, for ‘Vandyke Brown’, London 1885, Walter Thornhill & Co., [overstamping another maker].
Thornhills, later absorbed by Asprey and Company, specialised in retailing high quality novelty silver items and luxury accessories.
Another scent bottle in the form of a paint tube by this maker, with an identical ‘Vandyke Brown’ enamel label, has been noted: hallmarked for 1886.
Length – 7.40cm.; Width – 3cm.; Weight – 31.60 gms.