FABULOUS VICTORIAN John Grinsell SOLID SILVER MOUNTED GLASS SCENT-PERFUME BOTTLE
FINE QUALITY VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER MOUNTED GLASS SCENT-PERFUME BOTTLE. This is a Beautiful Fine Quality Victorian Solid Silver Mounted Glass Scent - Perfume Bottle, this wonderful Scent Bottle was crafted by the highly sought after Victorian silversmiths John Grinsell & Sons, it was Assayed in London in 1896 making it 125 years old, it is in excellent condition, this is a very fine example of a Victorian Scent bottle that appears to have been crafted for the Worshipful Company of Haberdahers, the solid silver top is of a thick gauge of silver and of a large size, the embossed decoration is breath taking from the panels of lattice work framed with scrolls to the raised roundels along side, to the top of the wonderful lid you will also see scrolls and more lattice decoration that has the most beautiful flower at each cross section, this has then been mounted with the most stunning crest, it has a central sheild and to each side you will see a rampant goat and then arms raising from the center holding a garland, the scroll under the crest reads serve and obey, the hinge works as well today as when first crafted and retains its original gold gilt finish to the interior, it carries all the hallmarks expected, the glass body of this amazing scent bottle is. Spherical in shape and has the most beautiful hobnail cut decoration, to the base it is finished with a wonderful star design, the glass stopper is of a large size and has 18 etched onto the side so this must be its size, this would have been commissioned and crafted for someone contected to the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers to carry the stunning crest to the top. Its in amazing original condition, its breath taking, the design and decoration to this wonderful Victorian scent bottle is fabulous, the body of the sent bottle sparkles when the light its it, this has not chips to the glass and no dents to the silver at all, in near mint condition, the gauge of silver is very good and crafted with a lovely thickness which again is a sign of the best quality, this is a fine quality heavy scent bottle weighing an impressive 418 grams, the quality of the craftsmanship is superb as you would expect being crafted by such fine Victorian silversmiths , this would have once belonged to someone who had a connection to the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers over 125 yeats ago, to be in such fantastic condition it must have been a special and cherished scent bottle.
If this could talk i bet it would have some facsinating stories to tell, this is so very tactile and once held has a wonderful feel, my photos dont do it justice. This will add something special to any collection. The Worshipful Company of Haberdashers.
Great Twelve City Livery Companies. The Worshipful Company of Haberdashers has its origins in medieval times. Throughout six and a half centuries it has moved away from its historical involvement in the trade of haberdashery and developed into a significant supporter of schools and education in England and Wales.
The Company has its roots in a fraternity, a group of people who lived in the same area doing the same sort of work and who worshipped at St. Members were haberdashers by trade.
Thereafter there were two types of haberdasher: haberdashers of hats and the original haberdashers of small wares. The first surviving ordinances were recorded by the Mayor's Court in 1371. In 1446 the Company adopted its first Coat of Arms, an important symbol when many people could not read. In 1448 the Company was granted a charter of incorporation by Henry VI enabling it to hold land and to have its own Hall in which to hold meetings. The first of three subsequent Halls was built on the corner of Staining Lane and Maiden Lane (now Gresham Street) in 1459.
By 1650 the population of London had grown to such an extent that it was no longer possible to control the haberdashery trade. This resulted in a change of direction, over a long period, to the Company as it is now, with its emphasis on education and charitable giving. To this day the Company continues its historical involvement in the governance of the City of London. The item "FABULOUS VICTORIAN John Grinsell SOLID SILVER MOUNTED GLASS SCENT-PERFUME BOTTLE" is in sale since Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Bottles". The seller is "silver_treasures" and is located in ledbury. This item can be shipped worldwide.