Perfume bottle & Atomizer
Glass with light brown patina on bottle
Rene Lalique for Rene Lalique et Cie.
Acid etched in caps "R.LALIQUE" & "FRANCE"
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Bottle 10 cm.; Atomizer 11 cm.
The bottle is part of the smallest garniture toilette (vanity set) that Lalique created. It consists only of the bottle and a powder box, with an atomizer also available. This pattern has never been out of production since its introduction. The pre-war pieces were made of demi crystal (12% lead) while after the war all Lalique crystal was the full leaded (24%) type. Rene Lalique preferred the demi crystal because he felt it was warmer and softer. It also was easier to extract from the molds and required less surface finishing by hand. This bottle is molded all around with a continuous frieze of chubby putti, their uplifted hands supporting a canopy of three concentric swags of rose blossoms.