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Case of Perfume Bottles

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum of the National Archives and Records Administration

U.S. National Archives

U.S. National Archives

Blue velvet case with brass embellishments and six hand painted bottles containing perfume by the Shafi Brothers. Case is lined with pink satin on the top and red velvet on the bottom and has two metal clasps. The bottles are painted with white, yellow, red and green flowers and have cork stoppers with their glass stopper resting above. Presented to FDR in February 1945 by King Abdulaziz Al-Saud (Ibn Saud) during their meeting on the Great Bitter Lake. FDR Library Museum Collection, MO 1947.93.503.

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  • Title: Case of Perfume Bottles
  • Creator: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum of the National Archives and Records Administration
  • Location: Saudi Arabia
  • Physical Dimensions: Blue velvet case with brass embellishments and six hand painted bottles containing perfume. Dimensions of case: 3" h x 13 1/2" w x 6 1/4" d; dimensions of bottle with cork stopper: 3 3/8" h x 1 5/8" diameter

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