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Title

Scent bottle in the form of Cupid holding the globe

circa 1751-circa 1759

Artist

St James's

England

  • 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
    Location
    18th c European porcelain
    Accession number
    L2012.120
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    St James's

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    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.

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