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9. Perfume Bottle Cane-Ca. 1890-High-end dual purpose cane featuring a vertical and faceted crystal perfume bottle handle with matching “Vermeil”, silver gilt fittings, ebony shaft and a horn ferrule. The aroma compounds of the perfume are secured with the knob shaped, tight closing threaded cap. Pure refinement, this Belle Epoque cane is an absolute beauty and a very rarely encountered token of love. Two tiny hallmarks on the knob’s collar hint to a French origin. -H. 6” x 1 ½”, O.L. 40”-$800-$1,000-Small perfume bottles are occasionally found in handles of walking sticks or parasols. Max von Boehm, in his book on fashion (1928), relates that the Baron Rolas de Rosey had in his collection a lady’s cane with an amber handle that concealed two perfume bottles with a mirror and an erotic picture on the handle’s lid. Mention of -a cane hiding a perfume bottle was also made in the Journal de Dames et de Modes, an early 19th century Parisian women’s fashion magazine, which considered it quite fashionable.

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9. Perfume Bottle Cane-Ca. 1890-High-end dual purpose

Estimate $800 - $1,000Nov 19, 2016