An enamelled gold scent bottle case, circa 1630.

The hexagonal-shaped box with hinged lid enclosing six numbered flasks, is enamelled blue with black comma and dot decoration on a white ground; in the centre of the lid is the white rose of Lancaster, probably English, width 3.8cm.

The 1690 Devonshire Schedule which recorded an immense bequest from the Countess of Devonshire to her daughter Anne, Countess of Exeter, lists:..”A Gold Box Enamel’d with blue with seaven Enamel’d Essence bottles in it”.
The seventh bottle is now missing.


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