Scent Bottle

Copied Stephen Paulsen, Scent Bottle, 1995, rosewood, arariba, ebony, tagua, and maple, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Renwick Acquisitions Fund, 1995.53.2A-D

Artwork Details

Title
Scent Bottle
Date
1995
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
overall: 5 182 18 in. (13.05.5 cm) diam.
Credit Line
Museum purchase through the Renwick Acquisitions Fund
Mediums Description
rosewood, arariba, ebony, tagua, and maple
Classifications
Object Number
1995.53.2A-D

Artwork Description

Stephen Paulsen first developed his scent bottles in 1978, and they have since been featured in publications and museums around the world. He combines the dark grains, mottled surfaces, and rich colors of exotic hardwoods to create beautifully detailed objects that look as though they were designed for royalty.