The once popular double-ended bottles were made by welding two separate bottles together. They were often mounted in silver and brass and the maker’s name or mark can sometimes be found inside the lids.
Some of the best coloured glass in England came from Stourbridge, although glass from Nailsea factory near Bristol was also popular. Venitian glass with its latticed patterning was also very much sought after.
Early scent bottles have always been very collectable. They are small, affordable and of outstanding quality and they are readily available at antique fairs and shops, as well as on the internet.
Scent bottles come in a variety of styles with strong workmanship techniques and as they are relatively underrated in the marketplace they are worth collecting, as the price is bound to rise. When buying glass scent bottles check that there are no cracks or chips, especially around the neck and stopper. Make sure that the stopper fits on tightly.