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Scent bottle: M.154 & A-1973

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Bone china, moulded, glazed and painted in enamels with a posy of flowers

Bone china, moulded, glazed and decorated in polychrome enamels and gilt; the ovoid bottle is painted with posy of flowers, including roses and narcissi, within a gilt oval on a blue ground decorated with gilt motifs. The mount and hinged cover are of metal gilt. The stopper (A) is of glass.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Rogers Broughton, Second Lord

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.9 cm
Length: 7.5 cm
Width: 4.5 cm

Relative size of this object

7.5 cm2.9 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Stoke ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1973-04-06) by Fairhaven, Henry Rogers Broughton


19th century
1800 - 1900

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue) gold Mount composed of gilt-metal Bottle composed of glaze bone china Stopper composed of glass

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.154 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 40635
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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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