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Dandy, D'Orsay Black Bottle

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Dandy, D'Orsay Black Bottle

Type: 
perfume bottle
Material(s): 
black glass with white patina
Designer/Maker: 
Rene Lalique
Markings: 
Molded "R.LALIQUE" & "FRANCE" on bottom
Origin: 
France
Date or Era: 
Introduced 1928
Dimensions: 
6 cm/2.4 in.
Additional Information: 
Created in 1927 and introduced in 1928 this example was part of a luxurious presentation set of 4 bottles and a powder box housed in a box, all in black glass. Lalique made perfume bottles in black glass only for Forvil & D'Orsay, both companies founded by Leo Fink. This very deco bottle (irregular hexagon) is molded on both sides with identical polished interlocking polygons on an etched face. This geometric motif is a true artistic design but when repeated four times and including a square powder box with its own geometric motif, the composition achieves another dimension, that of a singular work of art. The lid of the presentation box is slightly pyramidal and on the top is the D'Orsay crest. At least one of the perfumes was "Dandy" and these bottles are sometimes named as such. These bottles are uncommon and the entire presentation is exceedingly rare. Ref: The Art of Rene Lalique, Christie Mayer Lefkowith, 2010.

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