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On display at V&A South Kensington
Glass, Room 131

Bottle and Cap

1700-1750 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Enamelled glass bottle with pewter cap. Painted with a milkmaid carrying a yoke with pails.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Bottle
  • Cover
Materials and Techniques
Glass, enamelled, pewter
Brief Description
Bottle and cap, enamelled glass painted with a milkmaid carrying yoke and pails, pewter cap, Central Europe, probably Bohemia, 1700-50
Physical Description
Enamelled glass bottle with pewter cap. Painted with a milkmaid carrying a yoke with pails.
Dimensions
  • Height: 14.9cm
  • Diameter: 7cm
Style
Gallery Label
Bottle and cap , enamelled and with pewter cap Central Europe, probably Bohemia, 1700-50 Gift of E. Hart, Esq. (C.5 :1 & 2-1912) Painted with a milkmaid carrying a yoke with pails. A similar bottle exists bearing the Dutch word 'MELCK', which implies it was made for export to the Netherlands or in the Netherlands by Bohemian emigrées. .(18/06/2009)
Credit line
Given by E. Hart, Esq.
Object history
The bottle inscibed 'MELCK' mentioned in the label was once in the possession of Sir Cecil Smith.
Production
Made in Central Europe, probably Bohemia. A similar bottle exists bearing the Dutch word 'MELCK', which implies it was made for export to the Netherlands or in the Netherlands by Bohemian emigrées.
Other Number
8668 - Glass gallery number
Collection
Accession Number
C.5:1, 2-1912

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record createdJune 18, 2009
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