Molded "R. Lalique" & "FRANCE" on bottom
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9.5 cm (3.7")
This flacon was originally created in 1911 in clear glass for Rene Lalique et Cie. It was signed with the script signature seen in the Maison Lalique objects from that time and the pattern was "Lezards". In 1914 the model was sold to D'Orsay for this fragrance and was marketed in black glass. This flacon was one of a number from that time period in which the decoration was confined to the carnette (neck) of the bottle and the stopper. The motif is that of lizards molded in low relief. Also it is difficult to determine if the neck is attached to the flacon or the stopper. The realistic lizards motif (art nouveau theme) contrasts with the severe art deco cubic design. It originally had a single rectangular gold foil label with "MYSTERE D'ORSAY" imprinted. Reference - The Art of Rene Lalique, Christy Mayer Lefkowith, 2010.