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Oree, Claire

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Oree, Claire

Type: 
Perfume bottle
Material(s): 
Glass with brown patina on bottle & stopper
Designer/Maker: 
Rene Lalique
Markings: 
On front of stopper "CLAIRE PARIS" and "LALIQUE," hollow molded; on back of stopper "OREE," hollow molded; on bottom molded FRANCE
Origin: 
France
Date or Era: 
Introduction not known exactly 1910-1913
Dimensions: 
7.5 cm.
Additional Information: 
Parfumerie Claire was founded by John Wanamaker March 1910 in Paris. He was of the Wanamaker family that founded the Wanamaker department stores in Philadelphia and New York City. These perfumes were only retailed in those stores. This may have been produced for their 50 year jubilee in 1911. In 1930, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the first Wanamaker buying office in Paris, Rodman Wanamaker authorized a re-release of this presentation and 1,000 bottles were sold for Christmas. Just as the stopper is different on both sides, so is the bottle. The back features a draped female as she enters the dense vegetation. The front of the bottle shows the same woman emerging from the woods as if she were emerging from the flacon. (Ref: The Art of Rene Lalique, Christie Mayer Lefkowith, 2010)

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