Virtual Museum

Virtual Museum » Lalique » Ensemble Houbigant, France, Introduced 1921

Ensemble Houbigant

Enlarge Image Enlarge Image

Ensemble Houbigant

Type: 
Presentation box with four flacons
Material(s): 
Glass
Designer/Maker: 
Rene Lalique
Markings: 
Box lid molded "R.LALIQUE"; each bottle molded "R.LALIQUE," "FRANCE," & "HOUBIGANT" on base
Origin: 
France
Label: 
Each bottle has gilded paper label identifying fragrance
Box Description: 
Box lid is opalescent glass, interiorly molded with thin stems with stylized leaves. Cardboard disc, covered with satin under lid, printed with "Houbigant." The base of the box is cardboard covered in satin.
Date or Era: 
Introduced 1921
Dimensions: 
Each bottle 5.5 cm. tall; box 5.5 in. in diameter and 1.3 in. high
Additional Information: 
This was a limited deluxe edition. In this example each bottle contains a different perfume (Subtilite, Quelques Fleurs, Le Temps des Lilas, and one illegible). Inside is an X shaped divider that provides a fitted compartment for each bottle. Each bottle is molded on the front side with square flat flowerlets of decreasing size. The stoppers are triangular and also molded with this motif.

Search

and