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Kelsterbach Scent Bottle

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Dates 1765
Medium Porcelain
Origin Germany
Description An extremely rare Kelsterbach scent bottle of a gentleman riding a goat, modelled by Carl Vogelmann (Active 1764-66). The trunk of the tree is embossed with flowers, as is the stopper. The features of the man are finely modelled, and the mouth is painted a bright red, all typical features of Vogelmann’s modelling. 

8.5cm High

Condition Old replacement stopper, with metal and cork fitments.
Literature Das Kelsterbacher Porzellan, Kurt Röder, pl.XXIm, no, 112.

Kelsterbacher Porzellan, Großherzoglich-Hessische Porzellansammlung Darmstadt. Alexa-Beatrice Christ, p.67, pl 95.

Perfume and Pomander Scent and Scent bottles through the ages. by Edmund Launert.
P158, no 220. (Blohm collection, lot 557)

The Otto and Magdolena Blohm Collection, Sotheby’s 1961, lot 557


The Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada, (G83.1.1055.1-2.)