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Perfume Bottle
1930-1960
Original Owner:Originally owned by Beatrice Fox , American, 1887 - 1968
14 karat gold set with blue-green fluorite
Primary Dimensions (height x width x depth): 7/8 x 7/8 x 7/8in. (2.2 x 2.2 x 2.2cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Richard Koopman
Description: Small 14 karat gold refillable perfume bottle with screw cap set with a cabochon-cut blue-green fluorite. The bottle is engraved with the initials "B.F.A."
Medium Note: Fluorite (also called fluorspar) is a mineral composed of calcium fluoride, CaF2. (Blakelock 11/18/2008) Object Note: This piece belongs to a four-piece set of 14 karat gold items that would have been kept in a woman's handbag in the mid-twentieth century and includes a refillable cigarette lighter with lighter manufactured by Zippo, a refillable lipstick case, a refillable perfume bottle and a pocket mirror in case. All four were made by Seaman Schepps of New York and are set with Fluorspar stones. (Blakelock 11/18/2008)
Inscription: Engraved on base of bottle: "B. F. A."
Object Number: 1986.214.4.4a,b
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