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Scent bottle and stopper
  • Scent bottle and stopper
    Chelsea Porcelain factory
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Scent bottle and stopper

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1758-1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted with enamels, and moulded. Mount is later silver replacement with a silver chain, stopper also not original

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:291/&A-1885

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Scent bottle and stopper of porcelain, painted with enamels and with a metal mount, and moulded to represent a boy catching birds.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1758-1770 (made)

Artist/maker

Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted with enamels, and moulded. Mount is later silver replacement with a silver chain, stopper also not original

Marks and inscriptions

'JE VIS EN ESPERANCE'
In gold, underneath the bottom, surrounding a pierced heart

Dimensions

Height: 8.3 cm, Width: 2.9 cm

Object history note

Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Boasberg, Amsterdam, for £10 in October 1874

Descriptive line

Scent bottle and stopper of porcelain, painted with enamels and with a metal mount, and moulded to represent a boy catching birds, made by Chelsea Porcelain factory, London, ca. 1758-1770

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Mounted; Moulded

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Bird; Boy; Cage; Tree

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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