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.
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...
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.
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 Biedermeier-style glass perfume bottle is finished with a bevelled, sharp-tipped stopper. The body of the vessel, in the form of an inverted pyramid with a bevelled top, ends in a base shaped like a flower with lapidary cuts.
The cologne container has the form of a bottle with a rectangular cross-section. It is made of transparent glass. There is a decorative bulge on the neck of the bottle.
The perfume bottle is made of a maroon-coloured stone. The vessel has a form similar to a barrel with bevelled sides and a polygonal flange.
The perfume bottle has the shape of a rectangular decanter with a stopper and is made of colourless glass. On the bottle’s body, there is an oval paper label with the inscription in Art Nouveau lettering: “Cologne aux Fleurs / Falkiewicz / Poznań.”
The casket is equipped with a lock and made of dark wood. On the lid, there is an inscription inlaid with light wood and written in Fraktur, which reads: “Odeurs,” encompassed by a thin frame wrought using the technique of intarsia.
An extremely impressive vessel in the form of a vase with floral garlands instead of handles, made of porcelain. The shape of the vessel with a large body expanding at the top is overshadowed by the rich visual decoration featuring floral patterns. The flowers are made of a porcelain mass with sculptural qualities, supplementing them with painted illusionistic compositions. The vessel has no lid.
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.
A perfume bottle in the form of a slim vial made of hand-moulded glass. The body of the vessel is polished on four sides into four very narrow bevels. The surfaces of the bevels are hand-painted with simplified floral ornaments and a simplified acanthus tendril.
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.
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.
The perfume bottle is made of laminated glass cut into bevels. Its outer layer is made of transparent glass, the inner one – of ruby glass. The body of the vessel expands at the top, tapers towards the base and turns smoothly into a wide hexagonal base.
The bottle, with a fanciful shape, features a body with the cross-section of a multifoil, with a high neck and a high, wooden stopper on the wall of the bottle, there is a herbal cartouche in the frame of a rich rocaille ornament.
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.
The perfume bottle is made of surface-dyed, ruby-coloured bevelled glass. The body of the vessel is spacious, tapering at the sides but extends and rounds at the top. The neck is wide, also bevelled and topped by a flange.
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.