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Scent bottle

Scent bottle

  • Place of origin:

    Chelsea (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1758-1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels, gilded and mounted in gold

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mr Arthur Hurst

  • Museum number:

    C.212-1940

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Scent bottle in the form of a boy snaring birds, in soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels, gilded and mounted in gold. He is shown creeping round a tree stump, his right hand is on a cage on the ground. Another cage is on a stump above him with a bird. Stopper in the form of a bird. Underneath is a gilt spray of flowers.

Place of Origin

Chelsea (made)

Date

ca. 1758-1770 (made)

Artist/maker

Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels, gilded and mounted in gold

Dimensions

Height: 8.3 cm

Descriptive line

Scent bottle in soft-paste porcelain, painted with enamels, gilded and mounted in gold, Chelsea Porcelain factory, Chelsea, ca. 1758-1770.

Materials

Soft paste porcelain; Gold

Techniques

Painted; Gilded; Mounted

Subjects depicted

Tree; Birds; Boy; Flowers; Cage

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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