A Royal Worcester reticulated scent bottle by George Owen, circa 1880-1890
Lot 123*
An exceptional Royal Worcester reticulated scent bottle by George Owen, circa 1880-1890
Sold for £3,125 (US$ 5,247) inc. premium
Lot Details
An exceptional Royal Worcester reticulated scent bottle by George Owen, circa 1880-1890
Of flattened circular shape with a narrow neck and pierced frieze, the double-walled body finely pierced with unique rows of honeycomb centred on one side by a stylised flowerhead and an outer row of beaded 'pearls', the reverse with a central panel gilded with an initial cipher, the sides gilded and enamelled and applied with lug handles and graduated pearls, 6cm, gilt metal stopper

Footnotes

  • This scent bottle was possibly produced for the family of the Earl and Countess of Dudley, the major patrons of the Royal Worcester factory. A Royal Worcester thimble with the same monogram was sold in our London rooms, Phillips on 7th March 2001, lot 309. Two other scent bottles by George Owen of the same shape and form remained in the white when George Owen died and are now in the Museum of Worcester Porcelain. One is illustrated by Henry Sandon, Royal Worcester Porcelain (1973), pl.138.
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