A gold-mounted Meissen Böttger polished stoneware scent flask, circa 1715. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s.
modelled as a pilgrim flask, of flattened ovoid form with a female mask applied to each side, the stepped neck and lower body moulded with fluted bands, with gold chained stopper, 8.9cm., 3 1/2 in. high
PROPERTY OF A GERMAN BARONESS
Note: A related example is in the collection of the Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada, object Number: G83.1.1033. An example from the property of Mrs. Stella Pitt-Rivers, from the Pitt-Rivers Museum, Dorset, was sold in these rooms on 21 October 1972, lot 149 and another with gilt decoration of floral sprays from the Property of a European Nobleman, dec’d., 29 June 1982, lot 43.
Sotheby’s. Of Royal and Noble Descent, London, 24 Feb 2015, 10:30 AM