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Scent bottle

Scent bottle

  • Place of origin:

    Chelsea (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1756 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted with enamels, gilded and mounted in gold

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mr Arthur Hurst

  • Museum number:

    C.209-1940

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Scent bottle of porcelain painted with enamels and gilded, in the form of a dovecote, and mounted in gold. Three-storied, with yellow thatched roofs and windows from which some show doves peeping. Stopper surmounted by a dove. A lamb reclines at one side. Underneath is a gild rosette.

Place of Origin

Chelsea (made)

Date

ca. 1756 (made)

Artist/maker

Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted with enamels, gilded and mounted in gold

Dimensions

Height: 9.5 cm

Descriptive line

Scent bottle of porcelain painted with enamels, gilded, and mounted in gold, Chelsea Porcelain factory, Chelsea, ca. 1756.

Materials

Porcelain; Gold

Techniques

Painted; Mounted

Subjects depicted

Doves; Rosette; Dovecote; Lamb

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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