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Etui and scent bottle with stopper
  • Etui and scent bottle with stopper
    Charles Gouyn's factory
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Etui and scent bottle with stopper

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1749-1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Charles Gouyn's factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted with enamels and with gold mounts

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:262/&A-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 3, shelf 7 []

Physical description

Etui and scent bottle with a butterfly stopper of porcelain, painted with enamels, and mounted in gold at the centre and at the stopper.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1749-1760 (made)

Artist/maker

Charles Gouyn's factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted with enamels and with gold mounts

Dimensions

Height: 12.1 cm, Width: 2.9 cm

Object history note

Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Willson, London, for £5 in September 1882.
Acquired as Chelsea porcelain.

Descriptive line

Etui and scent bottle with a butterfly stopper of porcelain, made by Charles Gouyn's factory, London, ca. 1749-1760

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

Adams, Elizabeth. Chelsea Porcelain, The British Museum Press, 2001, 2nd. edition. For another similar in the Victoria and Albert Museum, see fig. 5.6, 48p. Caption reads: ' Combined étui, scent-bottle and seal, St James's Factory, Height 11.5cm, c. 1750-59.'
Manners, Errol. A Documentary ‘Girl-in-a-Swing’ Seal and other considerations on the porcelain of Charles Gouyn’s factory. English Ceramics Circle Transactions, Volume 18, part 3, 2004, pp 398-407. The Marquis of Granby seal was probably made after the marquis's victory at the Battle of Warburg, 31st July 1760, thus extending the factory's period of production to that year or the following one.

Materials

Porcelain; Gold

Techniques

Mounted; Painted

Subjects depicted

Butterfly; Grapes; Boy

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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