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La Violette, Gabilla

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La Violette, Gabilla

Type: 
Perfume bottle
Material(s): 
Glass with dark blue enamel
Designer/Maker: 
Rene Lalique
Markings: 
Molded "R.LALIQUE" & "MADE IN FRANCE"
Origin: 
France
Date or Era: 
Introduced 1925
Dimensions: 
8.5 cm.
Additional Information: 
Les Parfumeries de Gabilla was founded in 1910 by Henriette Gabilla, the first successful female perfumer. She collaborated anonymously with other perfumers and couturiers, composing their perfumes. For example, Madame Zed who worked as one of the "noses" in Gabilla's factory, created "My Sin" for Lanvin. Gabilla also developed Ciro's first four perfumes. In 1925, Lalique created four different flacons for Gabilla, all quite different from his earlier designs. This example resembles a bouquet of violets. There are large domed shoulders with the blossoms extending to the base. Unlike many bottles that used cold patination for color, this bottle is enameled dark blue on the stylized petals of the flower. Ref: The Art of Rene Lalique, Christie Mayer Lefkowith, 2010.

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