The sterling flip up top has an intricate embossed design on top and a pierced design on sides. The hinge is in good condition and close tightly although it was mounted on the bottle slightly off center and leans slightly forward.There is a tiny punched stamp mark on the back of top but we cannot make it out, however, the top tests to be sterling and we believe the bottle to be European. Tiny glass stopper in very good condition.
Appears that after the porcelain was fired, a small piece of porcelain was "nicked" and went unnoticed and was painted over and fired(see photos). This is a very nice antique scent bottle would be a wonderful addition to any perfume bottle collection. We at Antiques & Moore have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible.
We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business! FRENCH COBALT PORCELAIN SCENT BOTTLE ENAMELED DECORATION STERLING TOP" is in sale since Thursday, March 29, 2012. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Glass\Perfume Bottles". The seller is "antiquesandmooresales" and is located in Arlington, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.