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Highly unusual scent bottle, carved from Blue John stone, with 18 carat gold and enamel snake coiled around it’s neck, and two chains attaching it to an enamelled gold ring so it can be hung from a finger whilst holding it in one’s hand 1860-70 European

 

The snake is decorated with pale blue enamel, with red enamelled eyes. He coils around the bottle, just below the neck of the 18 carat gold lid, which is fashioned as a sea shell. The lid open and closes firmly so perfume can indeed still be kept within.

 

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