A small Chinese porcelain scent bottle, 17th Century.

The bottle, of the Kangxi period (1662-1722), is embellished 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 under ‘lesser china’: ‘a pair of very small blue and white bottles garnisht Top, bottems and middle with wyor’.
The other bottle is now missing.


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