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Scent bottle: C.28-1985

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown (Uncertain)




Scent bottle. Cream earthenware with transparent, yellowish glaze, transfer-printed onglaze in black and painted in blue, green and light brown enamel colours. On the front a view of the Fitzwilliam Museum with below 'FITZWILLIAM MUSEUM.CAMBRIDGE'; on the back 'FRAGRANT/DEVON/VIOLETS'.

Measurements and weight

Height: 8.7 cm
Width: 6.9 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1985) by Rookes, Frank


Early 20th century
Circa 1920 CE - 1930 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of ceramic printing colour ( black) enamels ( blue, green, light brown)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Lead-glazing : Cream earthenware with transparent, yellowish glaze, transfer-printed onglaze in black and painted in blue, green and light brown enamel colours.

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A 83
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark
  • Location: On the front
  • Type: Inscription
  • Location: On the back
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.28-1985
Primary reference Number: 74101
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Scent bottle" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-06-01 08:03:05

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