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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Collecting Opalescent Glass Commercial Perfume Bottles

Perhaps the most loveliest of all opaque colors is the ethereal opalescent examples.

Julien Viard produced two fine examples for Caron's Isadora and Parfum Precieux both in 1910.

Parfum Precieuse by Caron , perfume bottle in opalescent amber glass, molded label, with matching scarab stopper. Measures 6" long.

Tresor de la Mer by Saks: Rare perfume presentation for Saks Fifth Ave, "Tresor de la Mer," circa 1939, special edition limited to fifty examples, a powder box in opalescent glass, holds a frosted glass perfume bottle (recreated from the one known existing original). Stenciled R. LALIQUE. 4".

Another bottle was created to hold the Tresor de la Mer perfume in a less expensive flacon. This bottle was not made by Lalique and is much larger, but still has the theme of a shell with a pearl shaped stopper.

In 1937, Andre Jollivet designed a gorgeous figural perfume flacon for the Peniston-Brown store in Bermuda. This bottle was in the shape of an angel fish and had a black glass base molded with geometric Art Deco motifs. It stands 4 1/2" tall. Marked "A. Jollivet France" on base

Caron's 1939 perfume Voeu de Noel came in a gorgeous opalescent flacon molded with flowers. Manufactured by Cristalleries de Romesnil. Stands 3 3/4" tall.

Lancome introduced "Melisande" in 1954, a beautiful figural bottle of a standing lady made up of pink tinted opalescent glass. This luxury  presentation was used for various perfumes and was designed by Georges Delhomme.

In 1958, Lancome introduced the Georges Delhomme designed "Spoutnik", in a limited edition presentation of a blue tinted opalescent glass moon faced purse flacon for the perfume Magie. This bottle was also used for other perfumes.

Lancome also introduced a crescent moon shaped flacon, also known as "Spoutnik" with a smiling face also in blue tinted opalescent glass attached to a cobalt glass base, this was a limited edition of only 100 examples and was used for various perfumes.

If you love the look of opalescent glass perfumes, you may wish to explore further into these names; Sabino, Chamart, Waltersperger, Duncan and Miller, Portieux Vallerysthal, Fry, Lalique, M. Model, Sevres, and Fenton. All made gorgeous opalescent flacons sold without perfume so that you could add your own.

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