Scent flask by Capodimonte Porcelain Factory

The flask bears the arms of Lady Mary Hervey of Ickworth, Suffolk.


Soft paste porcelain
Height: 10.6 cm
Art Fund grant:
£16,000 ( Total: £52,000)
Acquired in:
E & H Manners

The decoration of the flask with the Young Pretender was appropriate for her because her Jacobite sympathies were well known both within her family and by her friends. She grew white roses at Ickworth and wore a white rose on the Old Pretender's birthday. Capodimonte scent bottles are extremely rare and only four others are known which are strictly comparable.


Lady Mary Hervey (died 1768); Sotheby's, 1965; Winifred Williams; Ernesto Blohm Collection; Christie's, 2005; E & H Manners.

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