Victorian Novelty Silver & Enamel Paint Tube Scent Bottle

WALTER THORNHILL, LONDON 1886
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A rare Victorian novelty silver Scent Bottle made in the form of a Tube of Vandyke Brown Paint, with enameled label and screw-off cap.

By Walter Thornhill, London, 1886

£2500.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair
Dimensions
H
73  mm (2.87 inches)
W
30  mm (1.18 inches)
D
19  mm (0.75 inches)
Weight
34.00 Grams (1.09 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
CH00268B
Medium
Silver
Literature
Van Dyke brown, also known as Cassel earth or Cologne earth, is a dark brown colour named after the painter Anthony van Dyck.

The colour was first made from peat or soil, and has been applied as both watercolour and oil paints. Currently, the colour is made from an asphalt-like black pigment combined with iron oxide. This replicates the colour of the original iron oxide-rich earth found in Cassel and Cologne, Germany.