A refined crystal scent bottle with a floral and foliate embossed silver gilt hinged top, silver gilt collar mount, and glass stopper. The body is cut in a pattern of facets and concave panels. Condition: slight raggedness to the collar rim; one or two tiny nicks to high points and edges; light surface age and use wear; nothing further found; minor hinge play but good closure. Circa 1870, French, the silver hallmarked with a boar's head and maker's mark. Dimensions based on centimetres and rounded to the nearest quarter inch. Height 8.5cm/3.5in, width 3.5cm/1.5in.