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Perfume bottle with a chain

The glass perfume bottle has the form of a high vial with a hexagonal cross-section and is made of azure solid-coloured glass. The walls of the bottle are decorated alternately with a white simplified rocaille motif on the background of azure glass or painted over in gold...

Perfume bottle made of milk glass

The perfume bottle is made of milk glass and has a slender shape. The shallow and wide body has been situated on a flat base and decorated with a strip of bevelled maroon cabochons, framed by a line of golden paint.

Perfume bottles with floral motives

The perfume bottle made of milk glass has the form of a decanter with an elongated neck. The body of the vessel, extending at the top, smoothly runs into a neck topped by a flange, on which triple profiling in the form of rings is visible.

Bottle decorated with enamel

The small metal bottle has the form of an amphora. The belly of the vessel narrows down at the bottom, and the neck – short, with a flange passing through the vessel’s lugs, to which a chain is attached. A metal stopper with a ring is plugged into the neck, to which a chain has also been attached.

Miniature bottles

The bottles have been made of colourless glass. The first one is in the shape of a heart and is bevelled at the edges.

Vessel for vaseline

The porcelain vaseline vessel has a cylindrical shape and a metal lid. The body of the vessel has been painted on the glass into cobalt-coloured patterns. The black inscription “Vaselinum” is flanked by swans positioned alternately.

Tin mug

The tin mug has a profiled base and bottom part of the body; slightly expanded at the top. The vessel is devoid of decorations.

Colourful perfume bottles

The five bottles for fragrances of different sizes, with cylindrical bodies and metal stoppers, have been made according to one pattern.

Red-figure pottery vessel for balm

The clay vessel has a squat body, narrowing at the bottom and situated on a thin base. The neck of the vessel is wide and ends with a cavitied flange. The body has been decorated with a meander and a winged figure with oblong objects in its hands, bent over the capital of an Ionic column. The decorations have been made in accordance with Greek black-figure pottery.

Black-figure vessel for incense

The vessel for incense has a wide body which turns into a narrow base at the bottom. The upper part of the vessel is open, without any cover. Two circular handles have been placed at the sides of the vessel.

Carved perfume bottles

Both the perfume bottles have been made of bovine bone and decorated with scenes carved in a very precise manner. The darker bottle, in the shape of a vial with flattened sides, depicts a figure with a fan in a Chinese garden on both of its sides. In the background, there is a pagoda, a garden fence, a tree and, in the foreground, there is a shrub with flowers. In one of the depictions, the figure with a fan is leaning over flowers, and in the other, it rests under a tree, admiring the garden vegetation.

Vessels for fragrant substances

The presented vessels have the shape of small amphoras and are made of clay. The former is decorated with primitive plant patterns and the lug has been, it seems, knocked off, with the body extending at the top. The latter vessel has a pair of lugs and a body extending at the bottom, on which a relief representation of two figures occupied by an object is visible. The irregularities in the shape of the vessels and their primitive ornamentation indicate the early period of their creation and the simple craftsmanly workshop.

Bottles for fragrant oils

The presented bottles have been made of stoneware and glass with a lot of impurities. Their forms are typical for vessels for fragrant oils: small cylindrical bottles or wineskins with elongated necks.

Wineskin with a lug

The ceramic wineskin with a lug has a bulky body and a simple spout. The vessel has been formed by hand in a primitive workshop.

Bottles for cologne

Three perfume bottles with labels of the Fryderyk Puls brand.

Porcelain pouncet-box with a landscape

The porcelain pouncet-box with a lid equipped with a handle has the shape of a rosette. Golden leaf-covered branches have been painted on the lid and a relief ornament resembling fluting has been placed on its sides.

Biedermeier-style glass perfume bottle

This glass perfume bottle takes the form of a bulky cuboid decanter with a short neck and a stopper. The body of the vessel is bevelled, with concavities at the corners.

Multi-layer polished perfume bottle

The perfume bottle is made of surface-dyed, ruby-coloured bevelled glass. The body of the vessel is spacious, tapering at the sides but extends and rounds at the top. The neck is wide, also bevelled and topped by a flange.

Perfume bottle in a basket made of gilded bronze with the word “SYLVIDIA”

The perfume bottle has the form of a cubical decanter with a thick neck and a bevelled stopper in the shape of an octagon.

Pair of perfume bottles

A pair of porcelain perfume bottles in the shape of decanters, with porcelain stoppers. The bodies were made in the form of bevelled cuboids. Their decorations consist of gilded ornaments composed of a floral tendril against a black background.