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Scent bottle: M.4-1949

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Copper, gilt metal and enamel; the flask-shaped bottle is enamelled with two miniatures on a white ground

Copper, gilt metal and enamel; the baluster-shaped bottle is oval in section narrowing to a circular section neck. It has a gilt metal rim mount and pull-off gilt metal stopper with cast openwork handle on a chain. The sides and base of the bottle are enamelled with a white ground with two miniatures within gilt scrolling borders and pink enamelled diaper-work and geometric patterns. The miniature on the front depicts the head and shoulders of a young woman; she has pearls in her hair and a pearl earring; her dress is of dark yellow with a blue bow, and she has a deep pink shawl over her shoulders. The miniature on the back is of flowers on a white ground.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Given by Mrs W.D.Dickson

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.4 cm
Length: 10 cm
Width: 4.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bilston ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1948-07-07) by Dickson, W. D. (Frances Louisa), Mrs

Dating

Second half of 18th century
Circa 1750 CE - 1800 CE

School or Style

English

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of enamel gold Miniature: composed of enamel Bottle: composed of copper Surface Of Mount: composed of gold

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.4-1949
Primary reference Number: 156362
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 April 2021 Last processed: Saturday 17 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Scent bottle" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/156362 Accessed: 2021-09-17 06:15:48

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