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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Patch Box or Bonbonnière

ca. 1759-1769 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Patch box or bonbonnière of porcelain painted with enamels and slightly gilded, and with a lid of Egyptian jasper mounted in silver, and moulded in relief with a hunting horn, wallet, priming flask, knife, flowered cloak, and a dead hare, laid on a flowery mound, and the strap of the wallet is inscribed with the motto 'A [LA] CHAS[SE] DES BELLES', and the inside of the bonbonnière is painted with sprigs of flowers.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Porcelain painted with enamels and slightly gilded, with a jasper lid mounted in silver, and moulded in relief
Brief Description
Patch box or bonbonnière of porcelain painted with enamels and slightly gilded, and with a lid of Egyptian jasper mounted in silver, and moulded in relief, made by Chelsea Porcelain factory, London, ca. 1759-1769
Physical Description
Patch box or bonbonnière of porcelain painted with enamels and slightly gilded, and with a lid of Egyptian jasper mounted in silver, and moulded in relief with a hunting horn, wallet, priming flask, knife, flowered cloak, and a dead hare, laid on a flowery mound, and the strap of the wallet is inscribed with the motto 'A [LA] CHAS[SE] DES BELLES', and the inside of the bonbonnière is painted with sprigs of flowers.
Dimensions
  • Height: 2.9cm
  • Length: 6cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'A [LA] CHAS[SE] DES BELLES' (On the wallet)
Credit line
Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber
Object history
Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Colonel Valera (or Valera or Valerias), Granada, for [price illegible] 10 shillings in April 1872
Subjects depicted
Other Number
Sch. I 273 - Schreiber number
Collection
Accession Number
414:273-1885

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record createdDecember 29, 2008
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