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Cactus

Type: 
Perfume bottles
Material(s): 
Glass
Designer/Maker: 
R. Lalique
Markings: 
Engraved on base: Rotterdam Lloyd Royal Dutch Mail, R. Lalique France
Origin: 
France
Date or Era: 
1928
Dimensions: 
10 cm x 8 cm
Additional Information: 
This bottle was ordered by Rotterdamsche Loyd Netherlands from Lalique, which shipping line traveled to India. Each passenger received a souvenir "Cactus" bottle or a paperweight in the shape of the sacred bull "Nandi." Both objects were delivered in an edition of 5000 pieces (actually 5100 of the bottle). Mr. Lennart Booij wrote a wonderful book in 2013 "Lalique Netherlands" where he explores this story.

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