Snake Perfume Bottle

Victorian Silver mounted Perfume Bottle c.1896

SKU: VT033

An unusual small glass silver mounted perfume bottle with an entwined snake.


The snake has cabochon garnet eyes and the lid of the bottle has a paste set thumbpiece.


The bottle opens with a hinge at the reverse revealing its original glass stopper.


The ouroboros, a circular depiction of a snake swallowing its own tail is a symbol of eternity. Snakes in jewellery and silver became popular after Queen Victoria was presented with a continuous snake ring as her engagement ring from Price Albert.


This set a trend to wear a snake as a symbol of love. Perfect for any dressing table or collectors cabinet.


The glass bottle and stopper are in excellent conditon with a minor dent to silver rim of bottle.


Era: Victorian, 1837 - 1901

Measurements: Bottle 7cm high, 1.9cm wide at base.

It weighs 34 grams.

Hallmarks: Lid and snake both hallmarked Birmingham 1896

L&S makers mark (Levi & Saloman)


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