In the Victorian era scent bottles were often made of pressed glass, with silver or silver-plate rims and cut glass or imitation cut glass stoppers.

Generally, the customer purchased the bottle empty and had it filled by a chemist or perfumier, as ready filled bottles of perfume were not yet on the market.

The variety of shapes was enormous. The larger scent bottles were made in the shape of flagons or decanters. In the 1870s a new design was produced: the double ended bottle. This was a slim cylindrical bottle with a round or polygonal surface. Some were produced more...

Among the most popular of the English porcelain factories among collectors is Royal Worcester. The Worcester porcelain company was founded in 1751.

The First Period of Worcester (1751-76) is sometimes called the Dr. Wall period after John Wall, one of the founders and major shareholders. During this period, Worcester was using the formula for soft paste porcelain which was obtained when they took over Lund's Bristol Porcelain works in 1752.

Worcester also introduced the use of transfer printing on porcelain in 1757, which reduced the need for hand painting which was time consuming and expensive.

In 1783 Thomas more...

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Royal Worcester porcelain scent bottle, c. 1887, to commemorate…

Golden Jubilee Scent Bottle with Victoria Cameo

Royal Worcester porcelain scent bottle, c. 1887, to commemorate Queen Victoria's 1887 golden Jubilee, blush ivory and gilt, decorated with cameo of a young Victoria to one side, the other with floral sprays, with a silver plated coronet shape stopper,…

Royal Worcester porcelain scent bottle, c. 1887, to commemorate…

Royal Worcester Queen Victoria Scent Bottle

Royal Worcester porcelain scent bottle, c. 1887, to commemorate Queen Victoria's 1887 golden Jubilee, blush ivory and gilt, decorated with cameo of a young Victoria to one side, the other with floral sprays, with a sterling silver stopper, marked, height…

Antique Derby porcelain perfume bottle together with 2 lidded…

Derby Porcelain Perfume Bottle and Pill Boxes Set

Antique Derby porcelain perfume bottle together with 2 lidded pill boxes, including Royal Worcester and Minton

A late Victorian Chamberlains Worcester scent flask with silver…

Victorian Worcester Scent Flask with Silver Mounts

A late Victorian Chamberlains Worcester scent flask with silver mounts, finely painted with central panels of classical ruins and a landscape. Overall decoration in navy with gilt highlights, silver hinged top hallmarked London, 1894. Length 11.5 cm.…

A Royal Worcester commemorative scent bottle, produced for…

Royal Worcester Jubilee Scent Bottle with Crown Mount

A Royal Worcester commemorative scent bottle, produced for Queen Victoria's jubilee in 1887, with silver plated mount in the form of a crown made by Sampson Mordan who registered the designs in 1886.

Royal Worcester scent flask painted with butterfly on ivory…

Butterfly Scent Flask by Royal Worcester

Royal Worcester scent flask painted with butterfly on ivory ground, 10 cm height

Three Royal Worcester shield shape scent bottles, with original…

Royal Worcester Floral Scent Bottles (1890)

Three Royal Worcester shield shape scent bottles, with original stoppers and factory marks. Hand painted floral decoration, circa 1890, height 10 cm each

A rare Royal Worcester moulded scent bottle and original silver…

Royal Worcester Diamond Jubilee Scent Bottle

A rare Royal Worcester moulded scent bottle and original silver cast stopper, made to commemorate Queen Victoria's diamond Jubilee in 1887. With high relief of floral emblems. England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Australia, Canada and India around border,…

An English porcelain scent bottle (most likely Royal Worcester)…

Japanese-style English porcelain scent bottle, 1890

An English porcelain scent bottle (most likely Royal Worcester) in the Japanese style, by Saunders & Shepherd, Chester, circa 1890, 6.5 cm high

Three Victorian porcelain perfume bottles Imitating shells and…

Victorian porcelain perfume bottles imitating shells and ivory

Three Victorian porcelain perfume bottles Imitating shells and ivory, 1890 Chester, mark for Saunders & shepherd to one, others contemporary, a relief carved and stained bottle in porcelain imitating ivory, in the manner of Worcester, with a foliate…

Rare antique Royal Worcester perfume bottle, hand painted and…

Antique Royal Worcester Butterfly Perfume Bottle

Rare antique Royal Worcester perfume bottle, hand painted and gilded butterfly decoration. Circular Royal Worcester mark to point of base. Height 8.5 cm

A Royal Worcester Queen Victoria Golden Jubilee porcelain…

Royal Worcester Queen Victoria Golden Jubilee Perfume Bottle

A Royal Worcester Queen Victoria Golden Jubilee porcelain commemorative perfume bottle, circa 1887, the Siros Collection, South Australia, the flask-form body beneath a metal cover cast in the form of a crown, moulded to one side with a profile portrait…

A Royal Worcester porcelain perfume bottle, circa late 1880s,…

Royal Worcester Porcelain Perfume Bottle with Bird Decoration

A Royal Worcester porcelain perfume bottle, circa late 1880s, the fine arrow shaped bottle with a cushion profile, well decorated with a purple bird amidst red and gold foliage on an ivory ground; unmarked. Length 9.5 cm

A Royal Worcester perfume bottle, later 19th century, the arrow…

Royal Worcester Violet Perfume Bottle

A Royal Worcester perfume bottle, later 19th century, the arrow head shaped bottle exquisitely painted to the upper face with violets, buds and foliage upon a cream ground and a sprig of violets to the reverse, with gilt bands to the throat and rim; a…

A Royal Worcester perfume bottle of flattened Greek amphora…

Royal Worcester Bird Perfume Bottle, 1897

A Royal Worcester perfume bottle of flattened Greek amphora shape, the front hand painted with a small bird in blue, brown and orange, the branches in gilt and blue on a white ground, the gold stopper with daubing wand absent, tiny rim frit, date mark for…

A Royal Worcester perfume bottle, circa 1890, painted with a…

Royal Worcester Perfume Bottle, Candle Snuffer, and Miniature Mugs

A Royal Worcester perfume bottle, circa 1890, painted with a bird, gilt mark, 8.5 cm length; and a candle snuffer, 1903 of a lady with a scarf and cap; and four Worcester miniature mugs. two painted with scenes and two with flowers. (6)