Salt Bottle, Baguier, XIX Century

Salt bottle composed of five miniatures representing the Tuileries Palace, the Church of the Madeleine, Place Vendôme, the Arc de Triomphe and the obelisk of Luxor located on the Place de la Concorde.

Under this bottle is a carnelian which allowed the owner to engrave his initials.

The chain accompanied by its ring offered women the pleasure of walking around the ball with this small object with elegance.

These small salt bottles were also called perfume bottles because they were used to wake up ladies who fainted because of their too tight corset. The intense smell of ammonia salts woke them up instantly. These small objects were most often found around the neck in the form of a pendant or in the form of a ring.

Mid-19th century,
France

 

Height: 1,77 inch (4.5 cm)

Width : 0,98 inch (2,5cm)

Height with chain: 4,33 inch (11cm)

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