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Amorous Couple

Manufacturer: St. James Factory

Date: c.1751-1754
Overall: 10.8 x 5 cm (4 1/4 x 1 15/16 in.)
Medium: Glassy (frit) soft-paste porcelain with overglaze enamels; gilt-metal mounts
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:England, London, London
Object number: G83.1.1015.1-.2
DescriptionScent bottle in the form of a pair of lovers, and mounted in gilt metal. The youth is attempting to embrace the girl, standing by a budding rose tree. A dove at its summit forms the stopper. The youth wears a yellow hat with blue rosettes, a claret coloured smock and black breeches with pink bow knots. The girl wears a low cut yellow and turquoise bodice, a green apron and a flowered white skirt. They stand upon a green and brown mounded base. Its concave base is decorated with a green ground.