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Duncan bottles

Type: 
Perfume bottles
Material(s): 
Glass with patina
Designer/Maker: 
Rene Lalique for Rene Lalique et Cie.
Markings: 
Both acid etched in block caps "R.LALIQUE" & "FRANCE"
Origin: 
France
Date or Era: 
Introduced 1931
Dimensions: 
Both 19 cm. tall; 12 & 9 cm. wide
Additional Information: 
These two bottles are part of a garniture de toilette (dresser set) that included 4 flacons, 2 powder boxes, sponge bowl, pin tray and comb tray. An atomizer was also available on the smallest flacon that showed one nude in the cartouche (not pictured). Unlike all other sets in which the different sized flacons involved height, this set is characterized by differing widths of the flacons. This pictured illustrates two of the various patinas applied to this set. The four flacons all feature nudes (one to four) in a central cartouche. The geometric molded lines surrounding the cartouche make this a very deco bottle. When Marc Lalique reopened the factory following WWII and assumed control, he redesigned the stopper to a frosted rectangular form and ceased using any color. Items in this set continued to be produced to the present. Interestingly, in 2012 Lalique is offfering flacons and a powder box in this set with gilding (not cold patination).

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