Made for an Empress? Indubitably!
This unusual piece was probably made for the
Dowager Empress Maria Fedorovna who loved perfumes,
and surely this beautiful piece was one that
had a place of honor on her dressing table.
It has the look of royalty. Hand cut crystal,
the Egg is cut in ten facets and sits on a
pedestal base that in turn rests on a square
slab of solid crystal.
It is topped by a cobalt
crystal lid that is cut in a tulip pattern,
the broad leaves descending from the apex
of the Egg, and the tulip cups extending beyond
the leaves almost to its rim. Inside sits
a smaller parfum flacon, 4.5 inches high, the
stopper, borrowing from the lid of the Egg,
repeats the leaf pattern. The flacon is cut
in the same 10 facet pattern as the Egg and
holds perhaps an ounce plus of scent.
been told that this type of parfum holder
is quite unusual and is much sought after
by collectors. It is certainly one of the most
elegant of all parfum holders that I have
seen. Total height 7.5 inches.
Available in green only at present.
Our price: $950.00.