A splendid and scarce scimitar shape scent bottle in cased ruby, with a brass guard hinged top, suspensory chain with finger ring, and glass stopper. The bottle is enamelled with polychrome flower heads, gilt foliate scrollwork, and silver stripes. Condition: light rubbing to the decoration, mostly the gilt and silver; light age and use wear; nothing further found; hinge firm, very good lid fit. Circa 1900, Bohemian. Article measured in centimetres and rounded to the nearest quarter inch. Height 16cm/6.5in.
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