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Carven Scent charm

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Carven Scent charm

Material(s): 
14k yellow gold
Designer/Maker: 
Unknown
Date or Era: 
1950s
Dimensions: 
1 1/4" H
Additional Information: 
14k gold marked along base of lamp post. Gifted to special sales representatives. Top opens to expose tiny glass ball where a drop of perfume may be added. Chain is not original to piece. Unique in inscription on "street sign" - Carven on one, and address "572 Madison Ave". Store was not there long. New store opened in NYC recently (2013) and advertised that it was FIRST Carven store in US at 83 Mercer Street, NYC (SoHo) (Fashion Times, November 19, 2013). No reference beyond auction entry (Perfume Bottles Auction, 2May2014, Ken Leach, auctioneer).

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