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Clamart (also known as Charmille)

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Clamart (also known as Charmille)

Type: 
Perfume bottle
Material(s): 
Glass with patina
Designer/Maker: 
Rene Lalique for Rene Lalique et Cie.
Markings: 
Molded "R.LALIQUE" & "FRANCE"
Origin: 
France
Date or Era: 
Introduced 1927
Dimensions: 
11 cm.
Special Features: 
The title Charmille translates to "arbor"
Additional Information: 
Originally designed for the Florel perfume company. This company experienced financial problems and none of their planned luxury presentations were realized. The front has a convex shape decorated with dense elm foliage molded in low reief. Some etched areas with patina give the impression of being molded in high relief which is not the case. It was originally patinted in a subtle dusty blue-green so this example may have been repatinated. The original patina worked with the color of the planned perfume but compromised its success when sold empty and this may explain why it is so rare today. Ref: The Art of Rene Lalique, Christie Mayer Lefkowith, 2010.

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