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Scent bottle: RTR.M.26 & A & B

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Gold case embossed with rococo decoration containing a glass scent bottle with gold mount and lid

Gold, glass and velvet; the gold case is approximately shield-shaped and has a hinged lid with small handle attached to the top and a metal ring. It is embossed and chased with an all-over rococo pattern of scrolls, shells and flowers. The interior of the base is lined with green velvet. The case contains a glass scent bottle (A), rectangular in section with cut corners, with gold rim mount and pull-off cover (B) with chain, which would probably have been attached to the roof of the lid.

Measurements and weight

Height: 1.9 cm
Length: 4.2 cm
Width: 2.4 cm


Production date: circa AD 1750


The gold does not bear a maker's mark or any hallmarks

Components of the work

Ring At The Top composed of metal
Case composed of gold
Lid composed of gold
Mount composed of gold
Lining composed of velvet
Bottle composed of glass

Identification numbers

Accession number: RTR.M.26 & A & B
Primary reference Number: 156411
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 4 October 2012 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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