Scent bottle

LL 2291

About this object

A solid blue jasper scent bottle with white jasper sprigged decoration. The cap is made from a silver coloured metal.
In the eigteenth century, when personal hygeine was sometimes lacking, people carried scent in small decorative bottles to mask unpleasant smells. They also perfumed their homes with pot pourri and flowers.
  • Date
    1790 about
  • Maker
    Wedgwood
  • Materials
    Jasperware; Silver
  • Credit line
    From the Collection of Lord Leverhulme
  • Location
    Lady Lever Art Gallery, Room 03, Case 9004
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Staffordshire: Stoke-on-Trent: Hanley
  • Measurements
    17 mm x 53 mm x 122 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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