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.