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Bonbonnière and lid

Bonbonnière and lid

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1759-1769 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted with enamels, and with a gilt metal mount

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:276/1, 2-1885

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Bonbonnière and lid of porcelain, painted with enamels, and with a gilt metal mount, and in the form of a man's head, and he has a slight moustache and wears a soft turquoise-blue cap with red and crimson plumes and fur border, and inside the bonbonnière and enamel lid, both inside and outside, are painted with sprays of flowers.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1759-1769 (made)

Artist/maker

Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted with enamels, and with a gilt metal mount

Dimensions

Height: 6.9 cm, Width: 5.7 cm

Object history note

Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Stern, Hamburg, for £9 10 shillings in October 1880

Descriptive line

Bonbonnière and lid of porcelain, painted with enamels, and with a gilt metal mount, and in the form of a man's head, made by Chelsea Porcelain factory, London, ca. 1759-1769

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

Zech, Heike. Gold Boxes. Masterpieces from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection. London: V&A Publishing, 2015, p. 109, ill. ISBN 987-1-85177-840-9

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Mounted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Man's head; Flowers

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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