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A Venetian Enamelled and Metal Mounted Scent Bottle, by Osvaldo Brussa, Murano, Venice, circa 1750, of round shouldered cylindrical shape, with silver gilt silver screw thread cap with nail punched decoration, the main body enamelled with a goldfinch perched on flowering jasmine flanked by blue comfrey, tulips, lily of the valley, hyacinths and other flowers beneath a tear drop shoulder band and beaded basal band, 9.2cm high
For similar examples see Von Saldern (Axel) & Klesse (Brigitte) 500 Jahre Glaskunst, pg.365 and Tate (Hugh) The Golden Age of Venetian Glass, pg.129. Also see Mariacher (Giovanni) Vetri Italiani del Rinascimento, pg.83 for a painting of Osvaldo Brussa holding a glass decorated with a finch similar to the present example.
Significant wear to gilding on cover and mount. Very minor wear to enamels. 200612