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418. Large Antique English Crystal Sterling Silver Scent Perfume Bottle William Comyns
An Exceptionally Fine Quality English full lead Crystal and Sterling Silver Ladies Scent Bottle of exceptionally large proportions and of outstanding quality,
The silver gilt hinged lid decorated with a raised group of figures above a lavish reticulated silver overlay with raised scrolls and flowers which covers almost the entire body.
Mark of W C for William Comyns.
London Hallmark for 1893.
Condition: Good condition for such an early piece, no losses to silver, inside the silver at the neck area there is a loss to glass area, this is not visible when viewing outside. Good clear silver marks, original firm fitting stopper inside is present.
Height: (an impressive) 5.25” (13cm). Width: 4.25” (10.75cm). Depth: 3.5” (8.5cm).
Shipped to Makawao, Hawaii, USA.
Affordable fixed price Worldwide Store to door shipping.
William Comyns & Sons was founded by William Comyns in about 1859 in London. He was joined by his two sons Charles & Richard in 1885. His work always of exceptional decorative quality, found favour in the early 1800s and by the early 1900s he was supplying a number of Londons top retailers, including Henry Louis of Bond Street, Carrington & Co. of Regent Street also at Tiffanys in New York.
The firm produced large numbers of die stamped wares, including the famous Reynolds Angels design, also specialised in fine silver mounted on Tortoiseshell work. The quality of Comyns work was astounding and encompassed all known manufacturing processes used by a Silversmith.
This fine early listing by Comyns, of good size proportions is offered in superb condition.