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Cassolette (perfume Burner Or Essence Vessel) (France), ca. 1785–90

This is a Cassolette (perfume burner or essence vessel). It is dated ca. 1785–90 and we acquired it in 1957. Its medium is marble, gilt bronze. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Anonymous. It is credited Gift of Anonymous Donor.

  • Box, ca. 1927
  • white marble, coral, rose-cut diamonds, black and red enamel, onyx.
  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.73

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 22.5 x 11 x 11 cm (8 7/8 x 4 5/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

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Cassolette (perfume Burner Or Essence Vessel) (France), ca. 1785–90; marble, gilt bronze; H x W x D: 22.5 x 11 x 11 cm (8 7/8 x 4 5/16 x 4 5/16 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1957-100-18-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Excavating Design: 18th-century Drawings and Prints from the Permanent Collection.

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