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Toilet Bottle

Description

A) White clay body with colorless glaze. Bulbous undulating form, reminiscent of mid-Eastern forms, with squat bulbous bottom on a circular foot ring, swelling to a narrower center (bell-like) with a knop at neck and terminating in a cylindrical neck with circular mouth ring. Decorated with overglaze enamel wash and gilt. Bottom area with ribbon motif with gilt floral and scroll border, surmounted by swags of rose; center with pink reserve with gilt borders. Gilt banding with blue stripe at knop. Gilt neck. B) Conforming stopper is cone shaped finial on bowl-shaped body.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Material
porcelain
Object type
Toilet Articles; Hygiene Artifacts
Descriptive terms
Bottle, Perfume
Bottle, Toilet
perfume bottles
porcelain
Dimensions
8 5/8 x 4 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1938.1322AB
Credit Line
Gift of May Mellus
GUSN
56104

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