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    DescriptionThis book traces the history of the scent bottle from the alabaster containers of ancient Egypt to mass-produced commercial bottles. Perfume has been used in religious ceremony and also in medicine, for it was believed to have the power to ward off illness. Elaborately chased silver pomanders were carried during times of plague. The frivolity and luxury of scent were reflected in eighteenth-century 'toys', bottles in the form of fruit and figures in porcelain or enamel. The Victorian lady had a wide choice of scent bottles, including dual-purpose bottles which also held smelling salts or sal volatile. In the twentieth century, after Lalique's successful collaboration with Coty, commercial bottles were made in a variety of forms ranging from the highly luxurious to the amusing bakelite containers of the 1920s and 1930s.


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    Title
    Scent Bottles
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alexandra Walker
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 149 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 3 mm
    Weight: 77 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780852639092
    ISBN 10: 0852639090
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ANT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.9
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: WCN
    LC classification: NK
    B&T General Subject: 120
    Ingram Subject Code: AO
    Abridged Dewey: 688
    BISAC V2.8: ANT018000, ANT006000
    DC19: 748.82
    DC22: 748.82075
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: WCN
    Illustrations note
    55 b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
    Imprint name
    SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
    Publication date
    04 March 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Buckinghamshire
    Author Information
    Alexandra Walker has worked at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery in Preston since 1975. Her interest in scent bottles developed from working with the collection of over 2700 examples in the Mrs French bequest to the museum.
    Table of contents
    Introduction The earliest scent bottles Scent containers from the medieval to Stuart periods The eighteenth century The nineteenth century The twentieth century Further reading Places to visit