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Title

Scent bottle in the form of Cupid holding the globe

circa 1751-circa 1759


Artist

St James's

England


About

Charles Gouyn’s factory appears to have produced scent bottles in two distinct grades, the grander examples having gold mounts. This is one of the factory’s more modest productions presumably designed to attract a wider market. There are examples of this shape bearing an inscription in French – Je soutiens le monde – implying that Cupid, the god of love, holds the whole world in his hands.


Details


Date

circa 1751-circa 1759


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

porcelain


Dimensions

8.2 x 3.2 x 3.8 cm


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2012.120


Artist information

St James's

Works in the collection

1


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 64, 65 (colour illus.). cat.no. 77