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Ambre de Siam, Volnay

Type:Perfume bottle

Material(s):Glass with patina

Designer/Maker:Rene Lalique

Markings:Molded "VOLNAY" diagonally at lower part of stopper


Date or Era:Introduced 1920

Dimensions:12.0 cm.

Additional Information:
Rene Lalique's first flacon for this scent was a deluxe limited edition which is now very rare. That flacon consisted of a very small flacon and a very oversized stopper of a nude within an open network of thorny branches. It was also very top-heavy. He later created this more stable flacon for the same scent. Again, however, he used the "thorny branches" motif. He would use this theme in many of his works. Other perfumes were marketed in this flacon with different patinas. Ambre de Siam was patinated sienna; Mousse Ambree in brown; Fleurs Vives in black; and Yapana in blue. Ref: The Art of Rene Lalique, Christie Mayer Lefkowith, 2010.