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Double-chambered bottle with tall spout, flat bridge, flat base and rim. Surmounting one spout is a pair of curled felines with long curling tails, whiskers and rounded ears - but head is missing on one. Chambers made with two-part vertical mould - seams down sides. Spouts added - slight depression around bases. Highly burnished - metallic lustre and faceting smoothed; base also burnished. Felines burnished on upper surfaces - eg head and tail. Black with metallic sheen; white fabric showing around felines.

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