Scent Bottle

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Object Name: 
Scent Bottle
Accession Number: 
86.2.22
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 7.1 cm, W: 3.1 cm, D: 1.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1780-1790
Credit Line: 
Gift of Helen Mayer in memory of her husband, John
Primary Description: 
Opaque white lead glass; blown, enameled. Flattened pear shape; short, flared neck, with blue dash decoration arranged in triangular sections; slender, rounded shoulders, above a waisted section, and bulbous lower section; enameled elaborate scrollwork in lavender and light yellow-green on one face, framing the name "J. Coates;" in black enamel; the reverse side with a colorful floral bouquet, leaves, and a butterfly; oval pad foot with rough pontil mark.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Mayer, Helen, Former Collection
1986-07-30
Color: 
Technique: 
Inscription: 
J. Coates
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