French Opaline Cologne Octogonal Bottle circa 1850's White Opaline with Gold Flowers and Geometric Lines. The bottle is 6 and 2/3rd inches tall by almost 3 inches at its widest and almost 2 inches at the rim end to end. The mouth is slightly more than a half inch in diameter.The guilding is in good to very good condition and all the flowers are distinctly detailed though my poor photography skills may not convey that. The bottle is likely Baccarat as the Opaline is beautifully translucent and the glass lighter than the Bohemian bottles (12.3 ounces). The pontil mark is highly polished and a perfect circle but I don't want to take the old merchant label off to get a better photo. I don't believe it's ever been washed and has dust in the interior. Opaline glass, usually opaque glass or crystal, either white or coloured, made in France between approximately 1810 and 1890. Opaline resembles the milk glass of 16th-century Venice and the opaque, white glass associated with Bristol, Eng. The main centres of production were Creusot, Baccarat, and Saint-Louis.
Items made of opaline included bowls, vases, boxes, and decanters as well as objects used by perfumers and hairdressers. The earliest colours used were turquoise blue, yellow, and pink (the latter not produced after 1840). In the mid-19th century, opaline was made in more vivid colours, in imitation of Bohemian glass. It was also produced in the form of crystal, semi-crystal, glass, and pâte-de-riz (glass made by firing glass powder in a mold), the latter a Bohemian innovation. Decoration included gilding, painting, and transfer printing.
The bottle is in Very good to excellent antique or vintage condition with no scratches, cracks or repairs. There is a chip at the bottom at one of the eight corners. Please look at the photos. Minor wear to bottom consistent with age. Please see the photos for details as they are a part of the description.It is from a smoke, mildew and smell free home. It will be wrapped to perfection. Please check my feedback for assurances and my other items for sale. Unfortunately, I do not sell outside of the 48 USA contiguous states. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Pottery & Glassware\Decorative Bottles".
The seller is "angelemerald" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.