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Anne de Bretagne Cut Glass Sterling Top Miniature Salt Bottle 1477-1514 (15th Century)

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    Posted 1 year ago

    JodyLee
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    Anne de Bretagne Cut Glass Sterling Top Miniature Salt Bottle
    Found this miniature Salt bottle with a group of other perfume bottles
    it measures length 2 1/4 inches
    Has a chain attached
    The cap flips open to enclosed glass stopper
    Thanks to kyratango for solving this mystery.
    Quote "Your charming little piece is rather a salts bottle, holding ammoniacal salts for fainting ladies :-D
    The symbol is the emblem of Anne de Bretagne :-)
    a little read about it, in French, use Google transtate!
    https://passionchateau.fr/lhermine-danne-de-bretagne/" (kyratango)

    Interesting History Anne Of Brittany (QUEEN CONSORT OF FRANCE), French Anne De Bretagne (born Jan. 25, 1477, Nantes, Fr.—died Jan. 9, 1514, Blois), duchess of Brittany and twice queen consort of France, who devoted her life to safeguarding the autonomy of Brittany within the kingdom of France. (britannica encyclopedia online)

    Mystery Solved

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
      Your charming little piece is rather a salts bottle, holding ammoniacal salts for fainting ladies :-D
      The symbol is the emblem of Anne de Bretagne :-)
      a little read about it, in French, use Google transtate!
      https://passionchateau.fr/lhermine-danne-de-bretagne/
    2. JodyLee, 1 year ago
      Wow, how did you find this? Thanks so much
    3. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
      Being French, and often having holidays in Brittany helps ;-))
      This emblem was often used on souvenir pieces in old times.
      Thanks for the thanks!

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