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'Scent bottle' by Nick Mount

Bottle and stopper, 'Scent bottle', handblown and wheelcut glass, made by Nick Mount, Adelaide, South Australia, 2001.

Bottle comprises an assemblage of hollow forms, blown 'off-hand', some of which have cold-worked surfaces. The base is a tall conical form in purple transparent glass, with a flared base and with a clear glass ring at the tapered top, on which sits a spherical container form in pink glass, cut away on one side, and the surface carved all over in 'battuto' process. Within this container, the tall flaring neck of the bottle is made of white canes cased in clear glass, spiralling in the 'mezza filigrana' technique.

The stopper is a tall, narrow, curved, inverted conical form in purple glass, with the dripper below, with a number of bulbous forms in decreasing size, in pink glass, fitting into the neck of the bottle.
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