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Perfume Flask

Made by: Wedgwood Pottery

On view in: Dacha

About this object

The perfume flask is oval in shape with a gilt metal cap and chain. Around the edge is a garland of flowers and leaves on a pink ground. On one side a woman is depicted kneeling before an altar. On the other is a scene from a classical subject with four women. Two stand to the left with one woman supporting the other. To the right is a seated woman with another woman behind her. Both sides have swags of leaves at the top and near the bottom, an acroteria motif and acanthus leaves.

Object name:
Perfume Flask
Made from:
Jasperware -- metal
Made in:
ENGLAND: Etruria
Date made:
Late 18th c.
overall __3.50 IN
overall __8.89 CM

Detailed information for this item

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Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
Perfume and Seduction