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Saint James’s Scent Bottle as Two Lovers


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Dates Circa 1750
Medium Porcelain
Origin England
Description A very rare Saint James’s scent bottle modelled as two lovers, formed as; a man holding on to his partners apron, his other arm around her shoulder. The lady has one arm across his chest and the other to her shoulder trying to touch his hand. The scent receptacle at the back, which is formed as a tree, is encrusted with leaves and pink roses.

White mound base, with the words in black: LE MOYEN DE PARVENIR. The underside painted with red rose in the centre.


Gilt metal mounts.

The stopper is formed by a pink rose.

Literature: E. Launert, Perfume and Pomanders, p.166, pl.243

Ghislaine Pillivuyt, Les Flacons de la Seduction: l’art du Parfum au XVIII siècle. Musee Marmottan. Cover illustration.