Egyptian perfume bottle (mini)

    SKU: cmcn441550

    £3.99 Members' price *

    About

    A miniature Egyptian glass perfume bottle (measures 10cm by 3cm).

    Mouth blown perfume bottles is a renown Egyptian craft that dates back to ancient Egypt times (in fact, glass has been found in tombs dating 3,500 years ago). Made in Cairo, Egypt, this handmade piece demonstrates the skill of Egyptian glassmakers.

    As each bottle is handmade, designs vary (as shown) guaranteeing a one-of-a-kind item.

    More about the glassmaking process

    Each hand-blown glass ornament is the collective work a number of Egyptian artisans using traditional skills. First, the glass blower who crafts the shape to the ornament. Second, the painter who meticulously etches the glass with decorative patterns. A third craftsman may then apply colouring to the bottle. After the colouring and hand painting process is completed, the bottles are put into a high-temperature oven to bake or set the colour onto the glass. This artisan process guarantees a one-of-a- kind ornament.

    Specification

    Product code: cmcn441550
    Details: Handmade in Egypt by skilled local artisans. Due to the nature of the craftsmanship, designs vary (each is one-of-a-kind).
    Exhibition: Ancient lives
    World culture: Ancient Egypt
    Size: 10cm x 3cm
    Materials: Mouth blown glass with hand painted detailing
    Weight: 0.015kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

    This price is inclusive of VAT

    Every purchase supports the Museum

    Delivery & returns

    Delivery charges: are calculated depending on the weight (kg) and destination of the order. The order total is displayed on the payment page before you confirm your order.

    Estimated Delivery times:
    UK and Europe: 5 - 10 working days.
    Rest of the world: 10 to 28 working days.

    Premium delivery: is available at the checkout for UK addresses only.

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    Returns
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