Vintage Venetian Bottle with Silver Lid. This gorgeous, large bottle has an Italian 800 grade silver lid and collar. The pull-off lid is domed with a raised, ovoid button to the middle and decorated with a Celtic design around it.The blown glass bottle is spherical with alternating bands of blue and turquoise/light blue separated by bands of gold. There is a glass stopper for the bottle but I dont think its original as it is a very loose fit and would need to be coated or taped to fit more snugly. Although this piece is clearly a perfume bottle, its size would make it quite impractical to use safely so I believe its more of a display piece.
Unfortunately, I dont know a great deal about Venetian glass so if I have missed any details, please dont hesitate to contact me. The lid and collar are both stamped with Italian silver assay marks although these are tiny. They comprise the number 800 for silver of 80% purity and the city identification for Florence (Fl).
There is also the number 434 which is the identification number for the silversmith Falsini Ferruccio. This silversmith was still in production around 1970 and I think this would be about the right estimate for the age of this piece. This piece is in beautiful condition with no chips or cracks to the glass. There are a few tiny air bubbles inside it but these were caused during manufacture.There are also two small areas inside the neck of the bottle on which a white substance is visible. This is just residue from the cement used to fix the collar. The silver is also in lovely condition with no dents or dints.
Please note that the lid fits well but its not a tight fit so it shouldnt be used to lift the bottle. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN PAGE TO SEE MORE IMAGES Approximate Measurements. Height - 17.8 cm (7) Diameter - 14 cm (5.5) maximum across body 4.8 cm (1.8) across lid Weight - 376 grams. Please see the photos below which will enlarge if clicked on and feel free to get in touch with any questions. Prices are calculated to include the weight of packaging as well as the weight of the item.
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