Scent Bottle

  • Stephen Paulsen, Scent Bottle, 1995, myrtle burl, cocobolo, tagua, and maple, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Renwick Acquisitions Fund, 1995.53.5A-D

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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.

Title
Scent Bottle
Artist
Date
1995
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
overall: 8 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 1 in. (21.0 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Renwick Acquisitions Fund

Mediums
Mediums Description
myrtle burl, cocobolo, tagua, and maple
Classifications
Object Number
1995.53.5A-D
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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