Scent bottle

Factory:
Capodimonte Porcelain Factory (Italian, 1740/43–1759)
Date:
1750–55
Culture:
Italian, Naples
Medium:
Soft-paste porcelain, gold
Dimensions:
Height: 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
64.101.349a, b
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on cap rim: Miuex vaut tard que jamais [trans.: Better late than never]

Marking: No visible marks
J. Pierpont Morgan (until 1944; sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, March 22–25, 1944, no. 449; sold for $500); Irwin Untermyer (by 1949–64; to MMA)