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Cheveux de Venus (Hair of Venus)

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Cheveux de Venus (Hair of Venus)

Type: 
Powder box
Material(s): 
Glass
Designer/Maker: 
Rene Lalique
Markings: 
Etched on the base "R. Lalique France"
Origin: 
France
Date or Era: 
c. 1910
Dimensions: 
2 in. high
Additional Information: 
Or less commonly called "Nigella." One of the first glass objects created by Lalique for the mass market and sold in his Paris gallery. An Art Nouveau representation of the entire nigella flower with the petals represented by the knob, the leaves on the lid, and the roots on the base. Clear and frosted glass with sepia patina. Also known with gray patina.

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