12 June 2002
A German parcel-gilt pomander
Unmarked, circa 1700
Shaped oblong, applied with flowers, reeded vines, rocaille scalloped motifs and textured leaves, wave textured straps to the angles, cover and base, with cast acorns and pierced sunflowers each with screw mechanism to reveal a small compartment, the fluted and beaded detachable finial attached by a chain to the side, the base with shaped circular detachable pedestal foot, with lined and fitted gold-tooled leather case
3½in. (9cm.) high
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A pomander of similar form and decoration, but with a glass body, may be seen in H. Meininghaus and C. Habrich, Five Centuries of Scent and Elegant Flaçons, Stuttgart, 1998, p. 96, fig. 111.
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