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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Vintage Perfume Advertising Lamps

Browsing old ebay auctions, I came across a beautiful antique light up sign that was used by Richard Hudnut to advertise their perfumes and toiletries.

According to the 2007 auction listing, it still worked and lit up. The sign measures approx. 17 1/2" x 5" at the rectangle base and about 6 3/4" high to the top of the front rose accent. It is a gold color metal. The front top has a pretty decorative accent of roses with the Hudnut logo. Below the light up area, is a fancy draped design. The glass ribbed front is in good condition. No breaks. The base swings open to reveal the original 2 red light bulbs. The on/off switch is located on the back area.

I thought that this was a very unique and beautiful piece. If you collect perfume bottles and related items, something like this would be a neat addition if you can find another.

Pictures will be up very soon.

I did a little more research and found a Myrurgia light up sign for their perfume Maja. This piece probably dates to the 1960s-1970s and was used on a perfume counter to draw attention to the product. Made of heavy cardboard and plexiglass the lamp measures 16" x 8" x 12". One side shows the Spanish Lady holding her fan, the other side is the lighted Maja sign. The base is deep enough to display Maja perfume bottles and soap.

Here is a vintage pair of display lamps for Schiaparelli, circa 1940s, in clear glass with gold detail and painted vellum shades. The candle-shaped bottle for "Sleeping" perfume forms the base. Used at Place Vendome salon. Ht. 9 1/2 in. These sold in 2003 at Rago Arts & Auction Center.

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