Perfume bottle with simple monograms on the front and back - Norwegian Metalworking
  • Date 157-1771
  • Place of Origin Sørlandet, Norway
  • Creator Mathias Holm

Vinaigrettes, or perfume bottles, were popular from the late eighteenth century through the mid-nineteenth century. They were used to hold fragrances, which were sometimes dissolved in vinegar. This one was made by Mathias Holm who was an active goldsmith in southern Norway between 1757 and 1771. Other than simple monograms on the front and back, this one is undecorated.

Inscription: KWD OES

  • Materials Silver
  • Dimensions height: 2.875 in; width: 1.75 in; depth: 0.875 in
  • Identifier / Source LC0382 - Luther College Collection