Description The scent bottle's tapering walls are divided into ten gadroons decorated with varying decorative patterns and background colors, but with each design being repeated only once. This work is a virtual compendium of painted enamel, filigree motifs including Usolsk-type blossoms, pine trees, triangles, recessed dots and squares, wire scrolls and straight wire pendants terminating in raised half-spheres. The bottle's flaring foot is enameled with rectangles and abstract floral motifs over a green background. On its neck, trees in white triangles alternate with pink and green flowers on a blue ground. The stopper screws to lock into place.
Provenance Leo Kaplan, New York; purchased by Jean M. Riddell, Washington, D.C., March 23, 1982; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 2010.
Inscriptions [Marks] On base: 20A, kokoshnik right, delta, 84
Credit Bequest of Mrs. Jean M. Riddell, 2010
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