The fan is made of a hand-painted fabric. In the fan’s folds, richly decorated fields with various floral patterns featuring a palette of blues and pinks, coloured using paint gouache, arranged vertically, are clearly visible. Through the floral compositions, there diamond-shaped ornaments, sewn in using golden thread, with the addition of sequins and beads at the corners. Along the fan, runs a strip of alternating brown and azure-blue panels, with white and pink flowers running respectively, in various compositions.
The small porcelain perfume bottle is in the shape of a figurine showing an anthropomorphized bull or cow. The figure has a human body and an erect posture. The head has the shape of a cow’s or bull’s head, proportional to the whole body. The figure is dressed in a wide green coat ending behind the knees, white trousers and black shoes.
The massive ring is made of metal, painted in gold and decorated with a hemispherical ornament and a thin, striped ring around the socket. There is pearl inside the socket.
The perfume bottle, in the form of a decanter, is made of transparent glass. The bottle’s stopper is also glass, moulded by hand, in the form of a knob.
A porcelain perfume bottle in the shape of a heart, with a neck featuring a metal finish and a cap. The body of the vessel is decorated with a red painted stripe on the side and an arcade ornament hand-painted in gold.
A palace fan operated with a crank, set in a round metal box. The box lid is covered with a mesh made of thick wire. The edges of the lid are decorated with a string of gilded ornaments featuring a pattern of floral reliefs.
A round ceramic pouncet-box for toothpaste glazed in white, with visible cracks in the glazing. The lid closing the box is decorated with a round paper label depicting the head of a woman on a blue background shown in profile and with inscriptions on a black background...
The packaging of a soap by the brand Fryderyk Puls, in the form of an oval-shaped cardboard pouncet-box. The lid of the box is slightly convex, with the embossed inscriptions “SAVON DE TOILETTE / SOCANON / FREDERIC PULS / VARSOVIE”.
A porcelain bottle in the form of a decanter with a stopper, painted on the whole surface in cobalt colour, with oval panels featuring floral compositions and gilded ornaments.
The presented perfume bottle is made of blue solid-coloured glass, with a polished crystal stopper. The body of the bottle takes the form of a bell which turns into a decorative flange with fancy cut-outs forming a wavy line at the base. The high neck of the bottle ends in a flange shaped like a flower-shaped goblet.
The porcelain perfume bottle has the form of the shell of a sea snail. The body of the vessel is decorated with brown spots emphasizing the natural appearance of the item’s form. The neck of the bottle has been framed by gilded metal and decorated with a vegetal ornament.
The four small metal funnels (one with a lug) were used to produce perfumes and fragrances. The spoon is glass, similar in shape to a spatula.
The perfume bottle has the form of a flattened sphere and is made of crystal glass. The upper half of the vessel is generously decorated with precise geometric cuts.
The cuboidal cardboard case is covered with imitation leather and comes with a lid. The size of the case is matched to three perfume bottles. The three bottles are shaped like cuboidal decanters, with stoppers made of colourless glass.
This glass perfume bottle takes the form of a rectangular vial with a metal cap. The sides of the bottle are ornamented with a painted abstract decoration. On the main side, a colourful representation of an ancient Egyptian deity is painted.
The physical sense of space, things being material and, at the same time, cultural objects, physical presence and what it leaves behind are the key motifs of Vlatka Horvat’s works. Drawing dynamics from the performing arts area, the author weaves these kinds of motifs into her artistic activities, and also those that use the medium of drawing, collage, sculpture, or installation. In her works, the main actor disappears, and cannot be observed in the creative process, but there remains a trace of their action.
The cardboard case for a perfume bottle is cuboid shaped with bevelled corners. The side walls of the case have been tinted into a colour imitating gold and decorated at the top and bottom with thin strips of an ornament composed of golden leaves on a cobalt background.
The heart-shaped snuffbox has been made from bovine bone. The lid of the snuffbox is mounted on metal hinges. Around the body and on the lid, rivets and traces of folding/securing the bone plates to the body of the container are visible.
The brass snuffbox has the form of a round pouncet-box. On the lid of the snuffbox, there is a tondo with a miniature portrait of a girl painted with gouache on a sheet of metal by Jan Matejko. The girl, captured en trois quarts, is wearing a blue dress with cleavage and a lace trim...
The presented silver ring is studded with rubies and pearls. The silver parts have been made in the round and using the technique of openwork, with the ornamentation consisting of vegetal tendrils.