A small Chinese porcelain scent bottle, 17th Century.

Blue and white Chinese porcelain with European silver-gilt corded mounts, 5.5cm high.

The 1690 Devonshire Schedule, recording an enormous bequest from the Countess of Devonshire to her daughter Anne, Countess of Exeter, lists:..”a pair of very small blue and white bottles garnisht. Top, bottems and middle with wyor”.
The other bottle is now missing.

 

REFERENCE: EWA08552

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