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Silver Medallion Invitation

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Silver Medallion Invitation

Type: 
Medallion
Material(s): 
Silver
Designer/Maker: 
Rene Lalique
Markings: 
Front engraved with "RL" and "Invitation a l'Exposition de R. Lalique, 24 Place Vendome"
Origin: 
France
Date or Era: 
c. 1905
Dimensions: 
2.5 in. diameter
Additional Information: 
This rare medallion was produced as the invitation to the opening of Lalique's Place Vendome Gallery, his first retail shop. It was also produced in bronze. Francois Coty later opened a nearby shop, and Lalique's collaboration with Coty in making perfume bottles revolutionized the French perfume industry.

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