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Late 18th – Early 19th Century
Size: 14.5cm high, 7.5cm dis. - 5¾ ins high, 3 ins dia.
For the Romans, admiration turned into obsession. They wore wreaths, grew roses in their gardens, incorporated petals in a thousand dishes, used them in oils, cosmetics and remedies, lay on rose pillows, painted roses in frescos, wrote poetry about them, buried their dead with them, deified roses and occasionally suffocated their guests with roses.
Roses were adored by Marie Antoinette and she would have fresh pot pourri or a perfumier in every room at the Palace of Versailles. Later, in 1807 the Empress Josephine would spend £2600 in a single year on roses from Kennedy and Lee’s nursery in Hammersmith for her garden at Malmaison.