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Four perfume holders circa 1870 - 1875

Gold | 13.1 x 8.2 x 5.3 cm (average amongst members) | RCIN 11317

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Set of four gold perfume holders in the form of seated lions holding a projecting spout between their forelegs, with chain and stopper attached. Each lion has a curled tail, articulated tongue and hinged cover on top of its head. Perfume was offered within the Indian court to welcome visitors. This container is designed to store attar, a botanical perfume obtained from botanical sources.