The presented amphora was used to store perfumes. On the rectangular base there is a round foot surrounded by a wreath. The toe is smooth. The body, widening upwards, is narrowed in the upper part and the neck is profiled with a curved lip.
A cuboid wooden box covered with paper featuring brand marks, coats of arms and black-coloured inscriptions.
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 is made of cobalt glass, painted using the technique of surface dyeing. The body of the vessel is very shallow and wide, with a strip of round bevels surrounding it, which have been emphasized by a golden line painted along them.
The ceramic wineskin with a lug has a bulky body and a simple spout. The vessel has been formed by hand in a primitive workshop.
The porcelain perfume bottle is flat and has a round body, as well as a short neck. The sides of the body are fluted. On its surface, there is a miniature painting in a golden frame with the representation of two buildings against the background formed by trees.
The portable first aid kit has been made of wood varnished in black. Inside the chest for the first aid kit, there are shelves, dividers and drawers. The dividers are painted in navy blue, the edges – in red. The drawers have fronts, panels and metal handles varnished in black. Each of them is additionally protected by a sliding lid.
A set of two cardboard cases and a glass bottle for “Californian Poppy” perfumes. All the items have been decorated with organic Art Nouveau ornaments.
The round pouncet-box intended for storing powder has been made of cardboard. The entire surface of the pouncet-box is richly decorated with various ornaments in a colour imitating gold on a red background.
The two perfume containers have the form of small bottles with round shapes and flattened bodies. This is an example of personalized perfume containers belonging to a specific person with the initials C.D., of aristocratic origin, as evidenced by a count’s crown incorporated into the upper part of the initial.
Jan Branicki from Ruszcza, district governor of Niepołomice in the years 1585–1611, took particular care of church paraments (vestments, liturgical vessels and all accessories indispensable for celebrating liturgy and cult). He funded chasubles, dalmatics, copes, albs, thuribles or cruets for the church in Niepołomice while his wife Anna was a founder of altar cloths, a veil, a monstrance and a black veil for the altar used during the Great Lent.
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 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.
Besamin boxes — also known as censers or scent boxes—can take on various forms; the most common ones, however, are tower-shaped besamin boxes, like the ones belonging to the collection of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków and the Irena and Mieczysław Mazaraki Museum in Chrzanów presented on our website...
The crystal bottle is set in a silver frame. The glass body with a high neck is cut into bevels across the entire surface. The silver base of the bottle was shaped by hand, and extended at the base.
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.
Three perfume bottles with labels of the Fryderyk Puls brand.
The first, taller bottle with a stopper in the shape of a glass bevelled ball was designed for a cologne with the romantic name La Reine des Fleurs [French Queen of Flowers]. The second bottle has been designed in the shape of a rectangular decanter with bulges on the walls.
The casket is made of light wood, with edges inlaid with darker wood. The lid of the casket is characterized by barrel vaulting and mounted on metal hinges. The casket closes thanks to a metal latch. The inside of the casket is painted in black and divided into three wooden compartments. The size of the casket is adapted to the shapes and sizes of the three perfume bottles inside of it.
This fancy perfume bottle is made of laminated glass cut into bevels. The outer layer is transparent, while the inner layer is made of solid cobalt-coloured glass. The stopper is tear-shaped and is made of laminated glass, its inner part also made of cobalt glass.