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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Patch-Box

ca. 1749-1760 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Patch-box of porcelain, painted with enamels, in the form of a lady's face, and with an attached cover of copper painted with enamels with a looking-glass inside and gilt metal mounts, and the lady is wearing a white cap with a crimson feather on the front and a yellow bow to fasten it under the chin, and the enamel cover is painted with sprays of flowers.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Porcelain painted with enamels, copper painted with enamels and gilded
Brief Description
Patch-box of porcelain, painted with enamels, in the form of a lady's face, and with an attached cover of copper painted with enamels, made by Charles Gouyn's factory, London, ca. 1749-1760
Physical Description
Patch-box of porcelain, painted with enamels, in the form of a lady's face, and with an attached cover of copper painted with enamels with a looking-glass inside and gilt metal mounts, and the lady is wearing a white cap with a crimson feather on the front and a yellow bow to fasten it under the chin, and the enamel cover is painted with sprays of flowers.
Dimensions
  • Height: 3.5cm
  • Length: 4.1cm
Credit line
Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber
Object history
Purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Willson, London, for £8 in September 1882.

Acquired as Chelsea porcelain.
Subjects depicted
Other Number
Sch. I 231 - Schreiber number
Collection
Accession Number
414:277-1885

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record createdDecember 23, 2008
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