Objet phare des musées de Grasse
International Perfume Museum
Eighteenth century (end)
Nineteenth century (beginning), origin?
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.