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Scent flask: C.134 & A-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Glasshouse: Pellatt and Green
Proprietor of glasshouse: Pellatt, Apsley




Cut glass containing a sulphide of George IV, the reverse inscribed 'Pellatt and Green/Patentees/LONDON'


History note: Howard Phillips, London from whom purchased in December 1974; Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor, St Andrew's, Fife; Sir Ivor died on 24 April 2005; on loan since 2006 (Syndicate of 30 January)

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest through The Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.4 cm
Width: 8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2015-04-27) by Batchelor, Ivor, Sir and Lady


George IV
Circa 1820 CE - 1830 CE


The technique of making sulphides or 'cameo encrustations' was introduced into England about 1819 by Apsley Pellatt (1791-1863). The sulphides were made of china clay, sand, and potash, heated and cast in plaster-of-Paris moulds. Ater firing and cooling, they were re-heated and enclosed in molten glass. When the object was finished, the sulphide had a silvery apperance, although it was actually white or pale grey.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Flask And Stopper composed of glass ( clear)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Pellatt and Green/Patentees/LONDON
  • Location: On the back of the sulphide
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.134 & A-2015
Primary reference Number: 206825
Old object number: 4
Entry form number: 648
Old loan number: AAL.134 & A-2006
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 29 September 2015 Updated: Monday 14 May 2018 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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