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Visual display of the Amber Czech perfume bottle

Amber Czech perfume bottle

  • 1920-1940
  • An amber colored Czech glass perfume bottle with an intaglio glass stopper of a dancing nymph in a waterfall. The bottle and stopper are in the Art Deco skyscraper style. The bottle is 2 1/4" in height, plus the 5 1/2" stopper. When the collector bought the bottles in Budapest in 2001 she was told by the seller that although the bottles were not originals, the molds were and that a limited number were made from the original molds that were discovered in the late 1990s in the Bohemian village of Desna. They are not marked but photos and information available online suggests that they are Desna designs.
  • From the private collection of Dovie Horvitz (2010.30.8a).