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The bulbous green glass bottle has a tall tapering neck. A hammered silver collar, formed from two hinged and pinned pieces, clasps the upper part of the neck. A high looping handle, formed from six joined wires, extends from the collar to an oval mount below. An additional wire brace soldered...

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Marks

On base of handle, maker's mark Gof HLtd (repeated on neck mount and cover); lion passant (repeated on neck mount and cover); leopard's head (repeated on neck mount and cover); date letter "h" [1903]

Provenance

By inheritance in the family of Ann Symington, England and USA. 1998, with Historical Design Collection, Inc., dealer, New York, NY; 1998, sold by Historical Design Collection to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 18, 1998)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1904–05

Dimensions

H. 20 cm (7 7/8 in.); W.16.8 cm (6 5/8 in.); D. 13.2 cm (5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1998.400a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver, glass, chrysoprase, cork

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver