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A rare 1920's Shimy Bros. art glass Egyptian perfume bottle

Estimate: $500 - $700


Lot Description

A rare 1920's Shimy Bros. art glass Egyptian perfume bottle, the long amber rectangular section bottle enamelled with an historical Egyptian tomb figure. Maker's name to the top and details to the reverse. Shimy Bros. Artistic Perfumes Port-Said, Cairo, Luxor, Egypt.'. The lid with faceted amber glass top above the decorative gilt metal screw fitting with long glass dipper. L.193mm. In original faded velvet fitted box. Note: Both Ahmed Soliman and the Shimy Brothers were the leading Egyptian perfumers who catered to the higher end of the tourist trade. Shimy Brothers perfumes were compounded in Egypt, but the bottles were imported high quality Czechoslovakian crystal in assorted colours.