Rare white milch glass scent in form of hand C1720

Rare white milch glass scent in form of hand C1720

Code: P0686

Dimensions:

W: 3cm (1.2")H: 10.5cm (4.1")D: 3cm (1.2")

£1,950.00 Approx $2434.46, €2307.69
 

Extremely rare white milch glass scent formed as a clenched hand, the arm part enamelled with yellow, red and blue floral decoration.  Original screw-on pewter top.   Southern German C1720.

The way the thumb is pushed between the forefinger was believed to avert the evil eye.

A similar example is found in Wellcome Institute of the History of Medicine and the Corning Museum of Glass.