Scent Bottle

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Object Name: 
Scent Bottle
Accession Number: 
59.2.4
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 7.3 cm; Diam (max): 2.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1782
Primary Description: 
Opaque glass; partly slightly dull through wearing; blown and enameled. Flattened pear-shaped body with solid ring base and rough pontil mark (clear glass), the body leading into neck slightly tapering to plain rim, top part of neck almost cylindrical; multicolored enamel decoration, on one side a flower and leaf spray, with blossoms in purple, light blue and yellow, and enclosing the two letters "I C", on the other side a rococo pattern, in greyish-purple and enclosing: "IW 1782". Around the rim a wreath of palmette-shaped leaves in blue.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Robinson, James, Source
1959-10-21
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
I C
Inscription
IW / 1782
Inscription; Date
Perfume, Cologne and Scent Bottles (4th ed) (2006) p. 10 (#12); BIB# 92315
Perfume, Cologne and Scent Bottles (3rd ed) (1999) p. 10 (#12); BIB# 23719
Perfume, Cologne and Scent Bottles (1986) p. 10, #12; BIB# 65657
English Colored Glass, Part 1 (1931-04) fig. 1;