A very fine and rare crystal smelling salts bottle with a foliate engraved spring catch top. The clear ribbed ovoid body encases a striped pattern of yellow canes and sparkling red aventurine. Condition: light surface age and use wear; nothing further found; hinge firm, good snap closure. Circa 1900, French, one side of the hinge stamped with a weevil, the other side with a maker's mark. Article measured in centimetres and rounded to the nearest quarter inch. Height 10.4cm/4.25in, width 4cm/1.75in.
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