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A Chelsea Scent Bottle and Stopper

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Dates 1765
Medium Porcelain
Origin England
Description A rare Chelsea scent bottle and stopper, decorated in bright coloured enamels, modelled in the form of a young woman and two boys climbing a tree to gather plums, a dog at their feet. Placed on a moulded mound base, the bottle is encrusted with flowers. The underside is painted in gilt with a flower and a turquoise ‘dog’s tooth’ border. Gilt-metal mounts and chains; the finial is composed of a bunch of fruit.

10cm High
Literature Yvonne Hackenbroch, Chelsea and other English Porcelain Pottery and Enamels in The Irwin Untermeyer Collection pl.65. no.112, & p.115.