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Scent case

Scent case

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Scent case, silver-gilt, in the form of a crowned heart.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)


18th century (made)



Materials and Techniques



Height: 5.3 cm, Width: 3.7 cm, Depth: 1.5 cm

Object history note

A pattern in two parts made of lead, early 18th century, which is closely similar to this case, is in a collection of about 3000 models and patterns donated in 1871to the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich. The collection included 'the stock of an Augsburg goldsmith studion, which also included parts of a jewellery and base metal workshop' (Seelig, 1991, pp. 25-27).

Crowned heart lockets of similar type were made in the late 19th century, sometimes described as vesta cases (https://www.etsy.com/il-en/listing/619131389/antique-rare-find-1900s-sacred-heart, accessed 19/12/2019).

Descriptive line

Scent case, silver-gilt, in the form of a crowned heart, Germany, 18th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Seelig, Lorenz. The importance and functions of models for goldsmiths's work and jewellery. In: The International Silver & Jewellery Fair & Seminar, 8, 9, 10, 11 February 1991. pp. 23-30.

Subjects depicted

Crowns; Hearts


Personal accessories; Containers; Jewellery; Metalwork


Metalwork Collection

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