Birds and a fish rendered in cameo glass as scent bottles in various colorways. English and made by Thomas Webb & Sons, the “Crystal King of England.” They received a Grand Prix for their exquisite colored glass at the 1889 Paris Exposition where they were part of the Tiffany exhibit.




 Yellow cameo glass scent bottle, naturalistically modeled as a swan’s head, overlaid in white and finely carved with feathers, the glass having been carefully etched from white to brilliant yellow to accentuate the detailing and silver gilt cap. Late 19th c. English. Thomas Webb and Sons, makers. Maker’s marks: Underside carved with registration number Rd 11109; etched mark WEBB in a square. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/european-furniture-silver-ceramics/a-thomas-webb-and-sons-yellow-cameo-glass-swans
 Red cameo glass scent bottle, naturalistically modeled as a swan’s head, over laid in white and finely carved with feathers. ca. 1885. English. Thomas Webb and Sons, makers. Maker’s marks: the underside carved with registration number Rd 11109. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/european-furniture-silver-ceramics/a-thomas-webb-and-sons-red-cameo-glass-swans-head
Red cameo glass scent bottle,, naturalistically modelled as a falcon’s head, overlaid in white and finely carved with feathers, ca. 1885. English. Tomas Webb and Sons. makers. Maker’s marks: the underside carved with registration number RD 16828. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/european-furniture-silver-ceramics/a-rare-thomas-webb-and-sons-red-cameo-glass

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Red cameo glass fish-form scent bottle, naturalistically modeled as a fish, overlaid in white and finely carved with scales. ca. 1885., English. Thomas Webb and Sons, maker. Maker’s marks: the underside carved with registration number Rd15711. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/european-furniture-silver-ceramics/a-thomas-webb-and-sons-red-cameo-glass-fish-form
Blue cameo glass scent bottle, naturalistically modeled as a swan’s head, overlaid in white and finely carved with feathers. ca. 1885. English. Thomas Webb and Sons, maker. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2022/european-furniture-silver-ceramics/a-thomas-webb-and-sons-blue-cameo-glass-swans-head

Two more birds rendered as cameo glass scent bottles in various colorways. A falcon and a swa. Englishn and made by Thomas Webb & Sons, the “Crystal King of England.” They received a Grand Prix for their exquisite colored glass at the 1889 Paris Exposition where they were part of the Tiffany exhibit. Both of these from a current auction catalog.

Thomas Webb cameo glass scent bottle naturalistically modeled as a swan’s head, cast in translucent turquoise-blue glass overlaid in opaque white and finely carved with feathers, the eyes and beak carefully delineated. Gilt silver screw cover chased with feathers and made by Thomas Johnson. 1884. English. Glass and silver gilt. Maker’s marks: Screw cover with London hallmarks for 1884. Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26671/lot/23/?category=list
Thomas Webb and Sons gilded “Peachblow” glass scent bottle, modeled as a falcon’s head, delicately shaded from deep red through red to pale pink, the colors created within the heat-sensitive glass and given a satin finish. The edges of the bill, the eyes and surrounding areas are picked out in gold with the head covered with stylized feathers also in raised gilding. Silver gilt screw cover by Frederick Bradford McCrea. 1885. English. Glass, gilding and silver gilt. Maker’s marks: screw cover with London hallmarks for 1885. Inscribed “Rd 16898” in gilt. Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26671/lot/24/?category=list

Birds rendered in cameo glass scent bottles in various colorways. Two swans and an albatross. English and made by Thomas Webb & Sons, the “Crystal King of England.” They received a Grand Prix for their exquisite colored glass at the 1889 Paris Exposition where they were part of the Tiffany exhibit.

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Albatross scent bottle, the glass having been carefully etched from white to brilliant yellow to accentuate the detailing and silver gilt cap. Late 19th c. English. Cameo glass with a silver gilt cap decorated with a band of birds made by Parisian silversmith Gustave Keller. Image © M. S. Rau Antiques. Fair use license. via https://rauantiques.com/collections/recent-acquisitions/products/albatross-cameo-glass-perfume-by-thomas-webb-sons?variant=34510164754567

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Swan scent bottle, the glass having been carefully etched from white to cobalt blue to accentuate the detailing. Late 19th c. English. Cameo glass with a yellow gold screw cap by British silver and goldsmith Sampson Mordan. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/vases-vessels/bottles/swan-cameo-glass-perfume-thomas-webb-sons/id-f_20133312/

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Swan scent bottle, the glass having been carefully etched from white to red to accentuate the detailing. 1884 . English. Cameo glass with a silver cap made by Charles Smith with London hallmarks for 1884. Maker marks on the glass: etched “WEBB” in a square. Image © Bonhams 2001-2020. Fair use license. via https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25085/lot/315

Pieces, mostly scent bottles, by French master glass designer Julien Viard. Living from 1883 to 1938, Viard started out sculpting bronze but later shifted to glass. Worked in collaboration with Lucien Gaillard and Lalique.

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“Folavril” scent bottle made for J. Giraud Paris. ca. 1920. glass. Image ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/julien-viard/a-julien-viard-perfume-bottle-for-j-giraud-paris-A6AhFXHhkWep-0ufjMM8-w2

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Molded pressed translucent glass vase. Heightened by gold and blue enamels and decorated with floral motifs and butterflies. ca. 1920. French. Glass with patinated bronze mounting. Signed “J Viard.” Image © 1986-2020 Invaluable, LLC and Aguttes. Fair use license. via https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/julien-viard-xxeme-25-c-1e69fce5f9#

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Molded glass scent bottle decorated with a design featuring four poppies each with a leaf and stalk. Stopper is in the motif of a poppy seed. This design has been identified as having been used for the fragrance “Ghysra” by Djamila. ca. 1920. French. Clear and frosted glass body, with grey coloration applied to the acid etched surface. Designed by Julien Viard and manufactured by C. Dépinoix et Fils. Image © 2020 – WorthPoint Corporation. Fair use license. via https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/julien-viard-depinoix-poppy-perfume-1773294947

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Perfume flacon in molded glass. 20th c. French. Signed “J Viard” in the glass. Image © 2008-2020 Bukowski Auktioner AB. Fair use license. via https://www.bukowskis.com/en/lots/742870-parfymflakong-signerad-j-viard-julien-v-1883-1938

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“Nuit Fleurie” scent bottle. ca. 1920. French. Glass, wax, and thread. Designed by Julien Viard and manufactured by C. Dépinoix et Fils. Collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Image © Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Fair use license. via https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/nuit-fleurie-perfume-bottle/gwFBwJfCvZ8rsQ

Art Deco elephants. Various makers, both amusing.

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Elephant figural perfume bottle. 1920s. Art Deco. French. Green glass. Maurice Model, maker. Image © 2002-2020 LiveAuctioneers and Perfume Bottles Auction. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/86902608_1920s-maurice-model-art-deco-elephant-perfume-bottle

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Pink elephant power box or jar in ceramic. Comes with an unused power puff. Art Deco. Japanese. Pink ceramic with black and green decoration. Marked “Made In Japan”. Image © 2020, Power Of One Designs. Fair use license. via https://www.powerofonedesigns.com/products/1930s-pink-elephant-powder-box-art-deco-ceramic-powder-jar-unused-powder-puff?variant=1310422816