The vase would originally have had a high-domed cover and probably formed the central element in a garniture of three pot-pourri vases. Scent would have emerged from holes in the buttercup-like flowers around the neck.
Referenced in 1 publication
Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 59 (colour illus.). cat.no. 73