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Scent bottle and stopper

Scent bottle and 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, copper painted with enamels, and with gilt mounts

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:290/&A-1885

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Scent bottle and stopper in porcelain, painted with enamels, in the form of a figure of a pug dog, and with gilt metal mounts.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1749-1760 (made)

Artist/maker

Charles Gouyn's factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted with enamels, copper painted with enamels, and with gilt mounts

Marks and inscriptions

'FIDELLE'
On the collar in gold

Dimensions

Height: 4.8 cm, Width: 2.9 cm

Object history note

Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Mme Beavan, Paris, for £4 4 shillings in April 1874.
Acquired as Chelsea porcelain.

Descriptive line

Scent bottle and stopper in porcelain, painted with enamels, in the form of a figure of a pug dog, and with gilt metal mounts, made by Charles Gouyn's factory, London, ca 1749-1760

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

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. Illustrated fig. 7, p. 402. The Marquis of Granby seal illustrated fig. 10 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; Copper

Techniques

Painted; Mounted

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Dogs (animals)

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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