Untitled (Perfume Bottle) by Grayson Perry

This early ceramic piece by the Turner Prize-winning artist is in the form of a perfume bottle decorated with drip glazes and poppy seed heads.


Details

Medium:
glazed earthenware, poppy seed pods and bronze
Dimensions:
22.9 × 5.1 × 6.7cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,500 ( Total: £12,500)
Acquired in:
2015
Vendor:
Offer Waterman & Co

An inscription in French translates as ‘Reminiscence/Perfume of the Mistresses’. A transfer of Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party (1881) accompanies the words.

Provenance

Purchased from the artist by a private collector.

Venue details

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Bath Road, SWINDON Wiltshire SN1 4BA 01793 466556 www.swindonmuseumandartgallery.org.uk

Entry details

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