Olivewood Kokoshnik Perfume Bottle
(Size: 1 3/8"D x 4 1/4"H)
A very strongly contoured Italian olivewood kokoshnik, or onion dome, as utilized on Russian Orthodox churches surmounts this piece. A blackwood finial styled after the Taj Mahal gives a very eastern aesthetic to this perfume bottle. The upper finial is snakewood. The base is African Blackwood, cut in an undulating "3-V" or chevron basketweave pattern. The foot and waist bands of the bottle are inlaid with brass tubes of varying sizes, filled with black Delrin rods. The pattern of the cuts is highly reflective and gives an illusion of movement when slowly rotated in the light. An improved O-ring coupler securely holds the glass bottle liner in the base, yet allows for easy removal to fill with fragrance.
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