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18th Century Material Culture Bonbonnières
18th Century Material Culture
Bonbonnières
18th Century Material Culture Bonbonnières
Bonbonnières
Bonbonnières

Bonbonnières were small containers used to carry sweetmeats or cachous, tiny lozenges dissolved in the mouth to sweeten the breath. These lozenges were also used to calm a cough or settle the stomach. They were made of sugar paste often flavored with aromatic oils such as cloves, mint, or flowers (like violets and roses). English bonbonnières often copied the designs of the Meissen porcelain factory. The often bore the likeness of animal or human heads.

Porcelain Egg Bonbonnière c. 1760 (Private Collection)

Porcelain Egg Bonbonnière c. 1760 (Private Collection)

English Porcelain Bonbonnière St. James Porcelain c. 1749 (BRIDFAS of Hamburg: Naomi Motley)

English Porcelain Bonbonnière St. James Porcelain

c. 1749 (BRIDFAS of Hamburg: Naomi Motley)

French Porcelain Bonbonnière c. 1740 (Private Collection)

French Porcelain Bonbonnière c. 1740 (Private Collection)

English Pug Bonbonnière c. 1770 (Private Collection)

English Pug Bonbonnière c. 1770 (Private Collection)

Englis Pug Bonbonnière from Bilston c. 1770 (Black Country Museums)

Englis Pug Bonbonnière from Bilston c. 1770 (Black Country Museums)

English Hare Bonbonnière from Bilston c. 1770 - 1775 (Wolverhampton Arts & Museums Services)

English Hare Bonbonnière from Bilston c. 1770 - 1775 (Wolverhampton Arts & Museums Services)

English Enamel Bird Bonbonnière from Birmingham or Sta ff ordshire c. 1760 - 1770 (Bonhams

English Enamel Bird Bonbonnière from Birmingham or Sta ordshire c. 1760 - 1770 (Bonhams Auction House)

English Enamel Bird Bonbonnière from Birmingham or Sta ff ordshire c. 1765 - 1770 (Bonhams

English Enamel Bird Bonbonnière from Birmingham or Sta ordshire c. 1765 - 1770 (Bonhams Auction House)

English Enamel Dog Bonbonnière from London or Birmingham c. 1765 (Bonhams Auction House)

English Enamel Dog Bonbonnière from London or Birmingham c. 1765 (Bonhams Auction House)

English Enamel Wild Boar Bonbonnière from Birmingham or South Sta ff ordshire c. 1770 (Bonhams

English Enamel Wild Boar Bonbonnière from Birmingham or South Staordshire c. 1770 (Bonhams Auction House)

English Enamel Deer Bonbonnière from South Sta ff ordshire c. 1760 - 1770 (Bonhams Auction

English Enamel Deer Bonbonnière from South Sta ordshire c. 1760 - 1770 (Bonhams Auction House)

English Enamel Turk’s Head Bonbonnière from South Sta ff ordshire c. 1765 (Bonhams Auction House)

English Enamel Turk’s Head Bonbonnière from South Staordshire c. 1765 (Bonhams Auction House)

English Enamel Fruit Bonbonnières from South Sta ff ordshire c. 1770 (Bonhams Auction House)

English Enamel Fruit Bonbonnières from South Staordshire c. 1770 (Bonhams Auction House)

English Enamel Bonbonnières from South Sta ff orshire c. 1770 (Bonhams Auction House)

English Enamel Bonbonnières from South Sta orshire c. 1770 (Bonhams Auction House)

English Enamel Bonbonnières from South Sta ff ordshire c. 1770 - 1780 (Bonhams Auction House)

English Enamel Bonbonnières from South Sta ordshire c. 1770 - 1780 (Bonhams Auction House)

English Enamel Bird Bonbonnières from South Sta ff ordshire c. 1770 - 1780 (Bonhams Auction

English Enamel Bird Bonbonnières from South Sta ordshire c. 1770 - 1780 (Bonhams Auction House)

English Enamel Animal Bonbonnières from South Sta ff ordshire c. 1770 - 1780 (Bonhams Auction

English Enamel Animal Bonbonnières from South Sta ordshire c. 1770 - 1780 (Bonhams Auction House)

English Enamel Hunting Bonbonnière from South Sta ff ordshire c. 1765 - 1770 (Bonhams Auction

English Enamel Hunting Bonbonnière from South Sta ordshire c. 1765 - 1770 (Bonhams Auction House)

English Enamel Hawk Bonbonnière from Birmingham or South Sta ff ordshire c. 1760 (Bonhams Auction

English Enamel Hawk Bonbonnière from Birmingham or South Sta ordshire c. 1760 (Bonhams Auction House)

English Enamel Dog Head Bonbonnière from Birmingham or South Sta ff ordshire c. 1766 -

English Enamel Dog Head Bonbonnière from Birmingham or South Sta ordshire c. 1766 - 1770 (Bonhams Auction House)

English Bull & Calf Enamel Bonbonnière from Bilston c. 1770 - 1775 (Wolverhampton Arts and

English Bull & Calf Enamel Bonbonnière from Bilston c. 1770 - 1775 (Wolverhampton Arts and Museums Services)

English Enamel Bonbonnière c. 1780 (Private Collection)

English Enamel Bonbonnière c. 1780 (Private Collection)

English Enamel Bonbonnières from Birmingham or South Sta ff ordshire c. 1765 - 1770 (Christie’s)

English Enamel Bonbonnières from Birmingham or South Sta ordshire c. 1765 - 1770 (Christie’s)

English Leopard Head Enamel Bonbonnière from South Sta ff ordshire c. 1775 (Private Collection)

English Leopard Head Enamel Bonbonnière from South Staordshire c. 1775 (Private Collection)

English Leopard Head Enamel Bonbonnière Late 18th Century (Christie’s)

English Leopard Head Enamel Bonbonnière Late 18th Century (Christie’s)

English Turk’s Head Enamel Bonbonnière from Chelsea c. 1755 - 1760 (Higgins Art Gallery &
English Turk’s Head Enamel Bonbonnière from Chelsea c. 1755 - 1760 (Higgins Art Gallery &

English Turk’s Head Enamel Bonbonnière from Chelsea c. 1755 - 1760 (Higgins Art Gallery & Museum, Bedford: Cecil Higgins Collection)

English Nut Shaped Enamel Bonbonnière from South Sta ff ordshire c. 1765 (M. Ford Creech

English Nut Shaped Enamel Bonbonnière from South Staordshire c. 1765 (M. Ford Creech Antiques & Fine Arts)

English Sleeping Bull Enamel Bonbonnière from South Sta ff ordshire c. 1765 (M. Ford Creech

English Sleeping Bull Enamel Bonbonnière from South Sta ordshire c. 1765 (M. Ford Creech Antiques & Fine Arts)

English Yellow Bird Enamel Bonbonnière from South Sta ff ordshire c. 1765 (M. Ford Creech

English Yellow Bird Enamel Bonbonnière from South Sta ordshire c. 1765 (M. Ford Creech Antiques & Fine Arts)

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