Scent Bottle

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Object Name: 
Scent Bottle
Accession Number: 
86.2.23
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 7.4 cm, W: 3 cm, D: 1.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1750-1780
Credit Line: 
Gift of Helen Mayer in memory of her husband, John
Primary Description: 
Opaque white lead glass; blown, enameled. Flattened, pear shape; short, slightly flared neck, with black dashes arranged in triangular arrays; slender, rounded shoulders above a waisted section, and bulbous lower section; enameled pink and green floral and scroll frame on one side, enclosing "J.L/1785"; a floral spray, with three purple and amber auricular at the center on the other side; applied oval foot; rectangular tan paper label on the bottom, inscribed in ink "FRANCES/L. DICKSON" and another circular paper label inscribed in ink "71B"; presumably a rough pontil mark under the labels.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Dickson, Frances L., Former Collection
Mayer, Helen, Source
1986-07-30
Color: 
Technique: 
Inscription: 
JL / 1785
Signature and date