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Dolphin Cameo Glass

by Daniel Pearce

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Eduard Dressler Pocket Bottles

Circa 1931

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Vintage Purse

Cloth

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Rembha

Powder Box, c 1910

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Gondola Compact

by J. M. Fisher

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Watch Shaped Bottles

by Guerlain

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"Ondines"

1998 Limited Edition by Lalique

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Art Deco Flapper Atomizer

Germany, circa 1930's

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L’Air du Temps

1996 Limited Edition

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It’s You

1939 Advertisement

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