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Ambre Antique, Coty

Type:Perfume bottle and atomizer

Material(s):Glass with reddish brown patina

Designer/Maker:Rene Lalique

Markings:Molded "R.LALIQUE" on lower face of bottle


Date or Era:Introduced 1910

Dimensions:Bottle 15 cm.; atomizer 16.8 cm.

Additional Information:
This is the third flacon created for Coty. This was the first flacon in which women were the primary focus. In this example the clean lines of Greek classicism were invoked. During this period Lalique often used the technique of dividing the object into four sections as in this example. There are four different draped Greek women, each one holding a bouquet. They are molded in low relief and patinated. There is a broad thin disc-like carnette (neck) at the upper part of the flacon that evokes a Grecian vessel. The atomizer lacks this element. The bottle stopper is also divided into four vertical sections of equal dimensions. Ref: The Art of Rene Lalique, Christie Mayer Lefkowith, 2010.