Skip to main content

Scent flask: C.565-1928

An image of Scent flask

Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Colours in this image

Alternative views

Object information


Unidentified Staffordshire factory (Factory)


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.


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


Circa 1745 CE - 1755 1755 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Surface: composed of saltglaze

Materials used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.565-1928
Primary reference Number: 75537
Old object number: 3901
Stable URI

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Scent flask" Web page available at: Accessed: 2022-01-16 09:46:15

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=|title=Scent flask|author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-01-16 09:46:15|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

<div class="text-center my-3"> <figure class="figure"> <img src="" alt="scent flask" class="img-fluid" /> <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">scent flask</figcaption> </figure> </div>

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Scent flask

Accession Number: C.35-1983

Scent bottle

Accession Number: M.2 & A & B-1956

Spirit Flask in the shape of a Barrel

Accession Number: C.1114-1928

Scent bottle

Accession Number: E.GA.2921.1943

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...

University of Cambridge Museums logo
Arts Council England Logo
Research England logo
The Technology Partnership logo
Brewin Dolphin Logo