Exotic Bird

St. James Factoryc.1751-1754

Gardiner Museum

Gardiner Museum
Toronto, Canada

A Girl-in-a-Swing scent bottle, modelled in the form of an exotic bird perched on a tree-stump. Its long neck and head are forming a stopper. Its plumage is picked out in brightly coloured enamels, all supported on a circular mound base painted with flower sprigs and a bunch of cherries. The concave base also has a spray of flowers, and it has gold mounts.


  • Title: Exotic Bird
  • Creator: St. James Factory
  • Date Created: c.1751-1754
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 8.5 x 4 cm (3 3/8 x 1 9/16 in.)
  • Medium: Glassy (frit) soft-paste porcelain with overglaze enamels; gold mounts

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