Victorian Silver mounted Perfume Bottle c.1896
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)