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Lovely little Edwardian item. Does the glass bottle just drop into the cylindrical base? What holds the top on? Is it just the right diameter to go over he glass? It's almost certainly for smelling salts. Does the stopper take out or is it stuck? If stuck do not force it. Greg
Get back to me with answers please then I will suggest a value. Have you found hall marks within the repousse decoration. Sometimes you have to look very closely because the decoration is so fussy. Greg
Well it's a nice item. Did you look for those hall marks. They are almost certainly 'hidden' in the pattern. If someone brought it to my shop I would pay £40/50 or so. Do you want me to suggest how to get the stopper out safely? What area are you in. Greg
Put the glass bottle in warm water (not too hot now) . Before that pour a little drop of very thin oil (WD40 would be good or similar) The light oil should run around the joint between the bottle and the stopper. Then once in the warm water observe closely to see if small bubbles rise through the join between stopper and bottle. That would be the air expanding in the bottle pushing air out of any tiny gaps . Once the bottle is warm take it from the water and allow it to cool naturally. as it cools, the contracting should draw the light oil between bottle and stopper. if the stopper is going to come out then reasonably light rotational twisting should move it. If it is smelling salts - stand back!!!Smell s foul!
The initials just identify the owner. Greg