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Bonbonnière

Bonbonnière

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1759-1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted with enamels and with a gold mount

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:270-1885

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Bonbonnière of porcelain, painted with enamels, with a lid and gold mount, and in the form of a figure of Cupid seated on a mound covered with flowers and playing on a pair of kettle-drums at his side in the form of a woman's breasts and hung with flowered cloths, and he has red-flowered drapery across his knees and a blue fillet in his hair, and a ribbon with the motto 'POUR LES CAVALIERS DE CITHERE' passes over his right shoulder, and inside of the bonbonnière and the lid, both inside and outside, are painted with sprays of flowers.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1759-1770 (made)

Artist/maker

Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted with enamels and with a gold mount

Marks and inscriptions

'POUR LES CAVALIERS DE CITHERE'
On Cupid

Dimensions

Height: 7.3 cm, Width: 6 cm

Object history note

Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Van Minden, Rotterdam, for £8 in October 1873

Descriptive line

Bonbonnière of porcelain, painted with enamels, with a lid and gold mount, and in the form of a figure of Cupid seated on a mound covered with flowers and playing on a pair of kettle-drums, made by Chelsea Porcelain factory, London, ca. 1759-1770

Materials

Porcelain; Gold

Techniques

Painted; Mounted

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Drums (membranophones)

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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