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Scent flask: C.565-1928

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Maker(s)

Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Factory)

Description

Salt-glazed dark brown and off-white agateware. Circular in the shape of a snail's shell, with on one side a small screw stopper, and on the other, a projection scored with a cross which enables the bottle to be stood up with the diameter vertical.

Notes

History note: Unidentified owner in Brighton; Mr George Stoner from whom purchased on Nov 19, 1917 for £4 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Given by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 5.3 cm
Height: 2.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

Circa 1745 CE - 1755 1755 CE

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Surface: composed of saltglaze

Materials used in production

Stoneware

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.565-1928
Primary reference Number: 75537
Old object number: 3901
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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