Objet phare des musées de Grasse
International Perfume Museum
Eighteenth century, England
Inv. AD 27 880
Scent played a vital role in the eighteenth century. It was worn on the body in increasingly sophisticated bottles which continued to improve in terms of miniaturisation, originality and preciousness. This English bottle's filigree is part of the tradition of Venetian art of the sixteenth century incorporating threads of white, coloured or gold leaf glass in its transparent blown glass.