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Scent bottle

Factory:
Vienna
Factory director:
Du Paquier period (1718–1744)
Date:
ca. 1730
Culture:
Austrian, Vienna
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain, gold
Dimensions:
Height: 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.60.236
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 540
The importance attached to small luxury objects is reflected in the sumptuous decoration of this bottle, which includes gold mounts designed to coordinate with the painted motifs. The concept of gallantry at the time encompassed the ownership of such objects (often known as galanteries), which reflected the owner’s good taste and position in society.
Berta Floderer-Herzfelder , Vienna ; Anton Redlich (until 1940; sale, Kende Galleries, New York, April 5–6, 1940 , lot 42); Jack and Belle Linsky (until 1982; to MMA)
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