Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

scent bottle
  • Temple Backs Pottery
    William Fifield Jr., decorator
    active early 1800s
    active: England, United Kingdom
  • scent bottle, 1825
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • paint, parian
  • Object Height/Diameter: 11.4 x 10.2 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 1/2 x 4 in
  • Gift from The Frank P. and Harriet C. Burnap Collection
  • Not on display
  • 1937.0050
Description

Scent bottle in the shape of a barrel. At the top and bottom are concentric bands in rose and brown to represent barrel hoops. The middle section of the scent bottle are two clusters of flowers in blue, red, rose and green. There is a bunghole on the side, surrounded by the initials "F.P." and the date 1825. The flowers are painted by William Fifield Jr. of Bristol.