Czechoslovakian
commercial bottle

Clear glass with Amber stopper

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Dreams
“Rose”

Novelty perfume
c 1920's

D’Orsay
“Bonjour”

Frosted yellow figural fish
bottle in silk box c 1918

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El Encanto

Jasmin

Bottle by Julian Viard
c 1939

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Virtual Museum

Souvenir

Black enamel and silver metal
souvenir compact
c 1930's

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by Ingrid

Elephant
bottles

Malachite and Lapis glass
Purse & Miniature
Czechoslovakian
c 1920's

Virtual Museum

Vernafleur

Face powder tin
by California Perfume Company
c 1925

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Virtual Museum

Sada-Yacco

Russian presentation
inspired by the renowned Japanese actress
c 1920's

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Virtual Museum

Lila Cleopatra

Bottle by Josef Schmidt
c 1930's

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Virtual Museum

Art Deco compact
Made by Marathon in 1929-30
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