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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Julien Viard Mouillette Bottle

This rare Lalique style bottle from the 1924 is designed by Julien Viard for M.Naef & Cie, a perfumery chemical company during the early part of the 20th century. Made up of clear and frosted glass with a wild grasses design and enhanced with sienna patina. Stands 8" tall. The octagonal base is made up of black glass inscribed at the front: M. NAEF & Cie S.A. Genève.Base signed on the back: J. Viard.

This bottle was meant to hold mouillettes, or fragrance blotters, used for testing perfumes. A blotter would be dipped into the perfume bottle, allowed to dry and held under the nose for sniffing.  A must for any perfume bottle collector.



Later usage:
20.5 cm, 8 inches. frosted glass door mouillettes smoked on its base octagonal black glass. Reissue the firm Firmenich (circa 1970) after the creation of Julien Viard. Titrated based on gold Firmenich. FIRMENICH (smelling holder) (J.VIARD) Mouillette smoked frosted glass holder in icts on octagonal base in dark glass. New edition by the firm FIRMENICH (circa 1970) after a Julien Viard's creation. Gold titled on the base Firmenich.

JULIEN VIARD scent-strip holder for Firmenich, circa 1960s, limited edition by Firmenich, in clear and frosted black and gray glass, with gilt name label. Molded APRES (after) J. VIARD. Ht. 8 1/2". Photo by Rago Arts

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