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Parfum Imperial, Lengyel

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Parfum Imperial, Lengyel

Type: 
Perfume bottle
Material(s): 
Glass
Designer/Maker: 
Rene Lalique
Markings: 
Molded "R LALIQUE" & "FRANCE" on bottom
Origin: 
France
Label: 
Paper label (shown) with "Parfum Imperial" & "Lengyel"
Date or Era: 
Introduced 1936
Dimensions: 
8.5 cm.
Additional Information: 
The Lengyel perfume company was founded in Paris in 1922. One of its perfumes, introduced in 1924, was "Essence Imperial Russe" (Russian Imperial Essence) and proved to be a great success. This perfume was derived from that success and was introduced for Christmas of 1936. It was first introduced in a smaller size (6.5 cm.) and patinated black. Soon this larger size followed. Both sides of this oval bottle are molded with an identical motif inspired by the Russian imperial coat of arms, with a two headed eagle wearing a unique crown. A cartouche in the shape of an escutcheon was molded on which the label was attached, only on the front. The stopper is reminiscent of the imperial crown of Alexander I. (Ref.: The Art of Rene Lalique, Christie Mayer Lefkowith, 2010)

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