English vase or box with perforated cover for perfume or incense, also called essence vase. The term cassolette refers to a type of decorative or ornamental vase or vessel often used for displaying flowers or aromatic substances like incense. It typically consists of a long, slender, and ornately designed container with a removable lid. Cassolettes were often made of porcelain, ceramic, or metal and featured intricate detailing, such as floral motifs or elaborate handles. In furniture, the term may also be used to describe a small decorative urn-shaped finial or decoration found on certain pieces, such as cabinets or commodes.