ANTIQUE FRENCH BACCARAT NAPOLEON III TANTALUS 3 BOTTLE PARFUME GILT ORMOLU NYMPH

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  • Item Category: Jewelry
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 15, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House

A true rarity. A antique Napoleon III cut crystal and gilt ormolu encased scent caddy or tantalus . Possibly made by the famous French manufacture of fine crystal, Baccarat . A full set, complete with three perfume bottles. Such quality to the crystal, beautifully cut with beveled edges and paneling along the neck. All housed in a gilt ormolu repousse frame ornately decorated with raised florals, heavy scrolling and a frieze border of tracery and acanthus leaves. Each bottle is topped off with a facet cut stopper and ormolu filigree collar. The whole piece stands 5.5" in height and 3.5" diameter. Circa. late 19th century. In wonderful condition, some cloudiness to the inside of the crystal bottles and one or two flea-bites to the cut pattern.

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