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This pomander in the collection at Dudmaston, Shropshire, is decorated with 'famille rose' enamels depicting chrysanthemums and lotuses. Pomanders were typically worn around the neck or suspended from the waist. Most pomanders have hinged compartments which open like segments of an orange; these were used to hold different fragrant herbs or flowers.
A reticulated perfume ball (pomander), porcelain, in famille-rose enamels with lotus and other plants against a blue ground, probably Yongzheng period (1723-35).This would probably have been suspended from a silk cord. Later wooden stand.
Given to the National Trust in 1961 by Mrs. George Warre.