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Playful Monkeys

Manufacturer: Fürstenberg Porcelain Company

Date: c.1760
Overall: 8.3 x 5 cm (3 1/4 x 1 15/16 in.)
Medium: Hard-paste porcelain with overglaze enamels, gilding; gold mounts
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Germany, Brunswick, Furstenburg
Object number: G83.1.1058.1-.2
DescriptionA German scent bottle amusingly modelled to show two monkeys clambering out of a Rococo scrollwork vase. Their heads are forming the stoppers and their fur is delineated in brown. The vase has coloured flower sprigs and a basket of fruit edged in gilding, and gold mounts.