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Pierrot (with patch box)

Manufacturer: Fürstenberg Porcelain Company

Date: c.1765
Overall: 8.5 x 2.5 cm (3 3/8 x 1 in.)
Medium: Hard-paste porcelain with overglaze enamels, gilding; gilt-metal, stone-set mounts
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Germany, Brunswick, Furstenburg
Object number: G83.1.1059
DescriptionA scent bottle in the form of Pierrot, standing by a tree stump on a white base with grassy markings. He wears a white Pierrot costume with gilt-trimmed edges and yellow shoes. The head forms the stopper with a collar of pink stones, the base, which is formed of a brown stone, opens to reveal a large gilt butterfly painted on the interior. The clasp is formed by six pink stones, and it has gilt metal mounts.