Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Pair of scent bottles (part of a toilet service)

D., London
British, London
Silver gilt
Overall (confirmed): H. 5 5/8 x W. 3 1/2 x D. 3 1/2 in., 12 oz. 17 dwt. (14.3 x 8.9 x 8.9 cm, 0.4kg)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1963
Accession Number:
63.70.13a, b, .14a, b
Not on view
These objects are from a toilet set that also included a looking glass, a pair of candle snuffers, various small boxes and covered bowls, and two salvers.
Inscription: (Monogram, under base of each, in XIX century script, under an earl's coronet) E N (for Normanton)

Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[2] Small black letter k (date letter for 1687–88);
[3] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[4] Script D in shaped shield (maker's mark).

Location of marks:
[1]-[4] on sides, near base of each
Two marks, apparently [1] & [4] are stamped on interior of each bottle on base.
Lord Swaythling , London ; Lord Astor of Hever ; [ Important Old English and French Silver, Christie, Manson and Woods , London, May 15, 1963, no. 108; to Phillips ] ; J. Phillips (from 1963)
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