This rare and unusual perfume bottle pendant from the Napoleonic era is designed in Neo-Classical style as a carved carnelian ancient amphora with a gold stopper and two engraved snake-shaped gold handles attached to a gold bezel chased with a band of acanthus leaves.
Carnelian is a semiprecious stone, an orange variety of chalcedony.
The flat body of the amphora is superbly carved with fluted and diamond cut patterns.
Width 24 mm (15/16 in.)
Length of the amphora with gold snake handles 37 mm (1 1/2 in.)
Total length with chains and suspension ring 53 mm (2 in.)
The pendant is in a pristine condition.