Rare Ruby Glass Silver Gilt Novelty Cannon Combination Scent Bottle Vinaigrette

 

 Silver unmarked, except for a diamond registration mark which dates it to 1874. Slight separation as shown, and some minor denting. 8.2cm long. With a carrying hoop. Would have been used by a lady, probably at a ball, with one end holding perfume, and the other, smelling salts, which were often used at that time, due to the fashion for tight corsets, causing fainting.

 

 

Rare Ruby Glass Silver Gilt Novelty Cannon Combination Scent Bottle Vinaigrette