Objet phare des musées de Grasse

International Perfume Museum


27 May 2014 / 15h00


Eighteenth century (end)

Nineteenth century (beginning), origin?

Gilt, enamel

Inv. 00 16

In the eighteenth century, content and container were sold separately: the perfumer provided their creations in simple vials, and it was the lady who then transferred them into the bottles. Precious metals would quite naturally decorate glass, earthenware or porcelain bottles. The painted enamelled bottle (silver-gilt here) developed in England, France and Geneva.