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Olives

Type: 
Perfume bottle
Material(s): 
Glass with brown patina
Designer/Maker: 
Rene Lalique for Rene Lalique et Cie.
Markings: 
Acid etched "R.Lalique" in script
Origin: 
France
Date or Era: 
Introduced 1912
Dimensions: 
11 cm.
Additional Information: 
Conical shaped body with two rows of cabochons, oval & convex, the larger ones on the lower part of the flacon and the smaller ones at the shoulder. All of the cabochons are outlined with a deeply molded groove, patinated brown in this examle, which connect each small cabochon with its corresponding large one at the bottom. This bottle appears deceptively simply but the deep cavities within the flacon made for very thin layers of glass in these cabochons and so was a technically a difficult bottle to make. The stopper is bud shaped and is also decorated with small cabochons. Ref: The Art of Rene Lalique, Christie Mayer Lefkowith, 2010.

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