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Scent flask: C.51-1950

Object information


Meissen Porcelain Factory (Factory)


Hard-paste porcelain moulded in the form of a pilgrim bottle with masks in relief on each side, painted overglaze in polychrome enamels, and gilded. Decorated with a Chinese man, flowers and insects in the style of J.G. JHöroldt Gilded on the base and neck, which has a silver-gilt stopper and chain.


History note: Unknown before Mrs W.D. (Frances Louisa) Dickson, Bournemouth

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.6 cm
Width: 5.1 cm

Relative size of this object

5.1 cm7.6 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Meissen ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1950-09) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs


Frederick Augustus I
Circa 1725 CE - 1735 CE

School or Style

Baroque Chinoiserie

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels gold Mounts composed of silver gilt Flask

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.51-1950
Primary reference Number: 140313
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 February 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 1 February 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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