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“Provider” for the Monastery

Manufacturer: Frankenthal Porcelain Factory

Date: c.1759
Overall: 8 x 4.1 cm (3 1/8 x 1 5/8 in.)
Medium: Hard-paste porcelain with overglaze enamels, gilding; gilt-metal mounts
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Germany, Palatinate, Frankenthal
Object number: G83.1.1054.1-.2
DescriptionFrankenthal 'Provender for the Monastery' scent bottle and stopper. It is modelled as a monk wearing a brown habit, holding a chicken, and supporting on his back a wheat sheaf revealing the head, arms and dangling iron-red shoes of a young girl. The stopper is formed by the monk's head. The stopper neck is mounted in gold, and the bottle neck is mounted in gilt-metal.