Scent Bottle Case

English (Birmingham)
1791–92
Marked by Samuel Penbeton (English, 1773–1801)


Object Place: Europe, Birmingham, England

Dimensions

H. 4.5 cm x W. 2.8 cm x D. 1.3 cm (1 3/4 x 1 1/8 x 1/2 in.); Weight: 11.3 gm (7dwt)

Accession Number

14.906

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The case is oval in section, with a narrow base and straight sides flaring to a hinged, slightly domed cover. It is formed from a seamed sheet, with an inset base and cover, and applied wire reinforcing the rim. The borders have bands of pouncing, and the cover and body have bright-cut shields and foliage.

Markings

On base, anchor; maker's mark SP (Jones, p364); date letter T. On cover; lion passant; maker's mark SP; sovereign's head.

Provenance

1914, gift of Misses Catherine Langdon and Clara Bates Rogers to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 5, 1914)

Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Catherine Langdon Rogers and Clara Bates Rogers