Scent bottle

Manufactory Vienna
Factory director Claudius Innocentius Du Paquier period Austrian

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.

Scent bottle, Vienna, Hard-paste porcelain, gold, Austrian, Vienna

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