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

Scent Bottle and Stopper

ca. 1831-ca. 1837 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Cut glass scent bottle pressed with medallions depicting King William and Queen Adelaide.

Object details

Category
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Bottle
  • Stopper
Materials and techniques
Glass, cut, and pressed
Brief description
Cut glass scent bottle and stopper, one of a pair pressed with medallions depicting King William and Queen Adelaide, made by Apsley Pellatt, London, about 1831-37
Physical description
Cut glass scent bottle pressed with medallions depicting King William and Queen Adelaide.
Dimensions
  • Height: 10.9cm
Style
Marks and inscriptions
'W.IV.R / Patent ADELAIDE / Pellatt & Co. PATENTEES' (Maker's mark referring to the press-moulding patent of 1831)
Gallery label
Pair of scent bottles and stoppers , cut, and pressed with medallions depicting King William and Queen Adelaide England (London), about 1831-37 made by Apsley Pellatt (C.83 to C-1982) Marked 'Pellat & Co.PATENTEES', referring to the press-moulding patent of 1831 .(18/06/2009)
Object history
£900 paid for pair of scent bottles C.83 to C-1982.
Production
An identical William IV scent bottle illustrated by R J Charleston, English Glass (1984) pl.53d, erroneously credited to the V&A.
Subject depicted
Associated object
Bibliographic reference
Truman, Charles. English Glassware to 1900. 1984. pl.40.
Other number
9130 - Glass gallery number
Collection
Accession number
C.83&A-1982

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Record createdJune 18, 2009
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