Russian amethyst bottle is heaven scent

While most collections of scent bottles comprise commercial containers, the most highly prized are those made as objets d’art in their own right.

14th March, 2009

While most collections of scent bottles comprise commercial containers, the most highly prized are those made as objets d’art in their own right.

A rare example with extraordinary provenance is coming up for sale at the Irish International Antique and Contemporary Art Fair this week. A dazzling piece of craftsmanship, it is carved from Russian Siberian amethyst.

The bottle is faceted in a fine diamond cut, and the collar, made of white, rose...

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