Scent Bottle with Stopper and Cap

Object Name: 
Scent Bottle with Stopper and Cap

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Object Name: 
Scent Bottle with Stopper and Cap
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
86.2.32
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.1 cm, W: 3.6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1765-1770
Credit Line: 
Gift of Helen Mayer in memory of her husband, John
Primary Description: 
Opaque white lead glass; blown, cut, gilt. (a) Flattened, oval shape, with straight sides; short, cylindrical neck with cut threading on the sides, to fit (c); rough ground to fit a stopper (b); rounded shoulders with gilt radial petals; the faces of the sides with gilt decoration: on one side, a tall pagoda, and on the reverse, an exotic bird, flanked by tall, willowy trees; framed by borders of linked rings and ovals, the sides polished flat, with faceted corners, outlined with gilding; polished, flat base; small square paper sticker inscribed "21" in ink. (b) Tapered, ground shank, flat, polygonal stopper with gilt rays on the faces, and gilt edges; inscribed "1" in gilt on the end of the shank. (c) Cylindrical shape, with domed top; molded rim; threading inside.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Mayer, John, Former Collection
1986-07-30
Dawson, Hugh, Former Collection
Mayer, Helen, Source
1986-07-30
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
1
Inscription
21
Label
In Sparkling Company: Reflections on Glass in the 18th-century British World (2020) illustrated, pp. 166-167 (fig. 119);
For Milady's Dressing Table: Scent Bottles & Accessories (2006-06) illustrated, p. 10; BIB# AI71266
Gilding the Lily (1978) pp. 32-34, #46; BIB# 28960