Created in the 1960s by an American silversmith, this unsigned perfume bottle pendant evokes the 1920s art deco clam shell motif, with just enough modernism to keep the design from being too “on the nose.” With the Arts & Crafts revival on the horizon, the hand of the artisan can be seen clearly in this work, from the hand-filed base to the hand-soldered (not cast) ring at the top of the dauber.
This pendant came from a private perfume bottle collection; The owner bought it directly from the maker in the mid to late 60s, but she was unable to remember the artisan’s name. The chain shown in the last photo is not included with this piece; It is for your reference to show how the pendant rests when worn.
The height of this perfume bottle, including the bail, is just over 50 mm (approximately 2 inches). It is 45 mm wide (approximately 1 5/8 inches). The pendant weighs 16 grams when empty and is marked .925 to indicate sterling. The jewelry we offer is polished by hand; No corrosive solvents or dips are used.
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50 mm top to bottom, 45 mm across