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Scent flask: C.35-1983

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Factory: Meissen Porcelain Factory




Hard-paste porcelain painted underglaze in blue. Silver mounts with punched ornament. Cylindrical with tapering sides, the shoulders and neck mounted in silver and having a silver mounted cork stopper. Domed cover mounted in silver hinged to the lower part. Floral sprays.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs J. C. Burkhill

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.5 cm
Width: 2.8 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Meissen ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1983) by Burkhill, J.C., Mrs


Late 18th century
1775 CE - 1799 CE

Components of the work

Mount composed of silver

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: crossed swords
  • Method of creation: In blue
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: dot or star
  • Location: On stopper
  • Method of creation: In blue
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.35-1983
Primary reference Number: 74650
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 13 October 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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