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ArtsNational Lecture: The Scent Bottle


he Scent Bottle: Jewels in the Glass Crown – Andy McConnell (UK) Despite their mini sizes, the design attention lavished on scent bottles has seen them ranked amongst the most prestigious and expensive items. Small glass flasks for scents and oils have been made for over 3,500 years. This lecture will trace the stylistic and technological advances that have marked the history of glassmaking and the scent bottle from the days of the Ancients and Rome to the present day. Andy McConnell, BBC’s Antiques Roadshow glass specialist has dealt in antiques since adolescence. He writes regularly for publications including The Times and runs Britain’s largest antique and vintage glass gallery in Rye, Sussex.

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