Monday, February 10, 2014

Claudette Colbert and Perfumes c1920s

In this movie still photograph, you can see several perfume bottles on Claudette Colbert's huge vanity. On the left shelf I can spot several Czechoslovakian perfume bottles including a Hoffmann nude stopper flacon on the top and another Hoffmann bottle on the shelf underneath that one, it has the nude dauber. Directly below this bottle is a large crystal bottle of Toujours Moi by Corday. Underneath this you can see a large fluted crystal atomizer bottle which may be French or Czech in origin.To the left of this bottle is a crtsyal bottle with a lapidary stopper, unfortunately, I cannot make out any labels or other decoration so I am thinking it may be a standard cologne flacon from a Baccarat, Val St. Lambert or Saint-Louis toilette garniture. To the right of that bottle we see an etched crystal perfume bottle with long stemmed dauber, perhaps by Heisey, Hawkes or DeVilbiss. Directly below we see a black crystal flacon of Femme de Jour by Corday. To the right we will see a unique flacon for Le Chick Chick by Vigny, it is quite fun as its gilded metal cap is in the shape of a stylized baby chicken's head, hence the cute name. Also next to this bottle is a crystal atomizer, again in a fluted pattern, but of unknown origin. Finally to the right is another Czechoslovakian crystal bottle. You can also make out a powder jar, a hair brush and some other vanity accouterments on the table top.


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