Sunday, October 16, 2016

Collecting Pink Glass Commercial Perfume Bottles

Commercial bottles made up of pink glass are quite uncommon and command high prices when found. The rarest of these bottles are the stunning opaque pink crystal examples manufactured by Baccarat in the 1920s and 1930s. Baccarat enjoyed pairing the bubble gum pink glass with silver gilt trim, which for the era, was probably very avant garde and modern. To further enhance the bottles and to give them an air of luxury, enameled stopper covers were often added to the bottles.





Sourire de France by Fontanis: Launched in 1926 and presented in a gorgeous bubblegum pink rectangular crystal bottle trimmed with silver overlay enamel. The inner glass stopper is covered by a sterling silver overcap featuring a pink guilloche enamel panel. The name "Sourire de France" is engraved on the front of the bottle. The base has the Baccarat acid mark. The bottle stands 3.25" tall x 1" wide x 3.5" long.






Astris by LT Piver: This beautiful pink crystal bottle was created in 1927 and produced by Baccarat. The bottle features a star shaped silver gilt detail, with the perfume name molded in the center. The stopper has a step shape and is enhanced with silver gilt trim. The base has the Baccarat acid mark. The bottle stands 4.25" tall. Sold for $2,700 at auction in 2011.


Pois de Senteur by Miga: Introduced in 1932, Baccarat created this desirable perfume bottle of opaque pink crystal featuring a molded and textured recessed surface design of a stylized floral motif. A rectangular pink glass stopper completes the presentation. The gilded foil paper label is affixed along the side of the bottle. The base features the Baccarat mark. The bottle stands 4" tall. Sold for $2,600 at auction in 2014.


Hantise by A. Gravier: launched in 1912, this extremely rare Baccarat bottle is made of opaque pink crystal is enhanced with gilt silver decoration of stylized floral and scale type motifs. It rests on a circular brass foot and has a high domed brass overcap covering a glass inner stopper. The bottle stands 4.5" tall. Sold for $2,800 at auction in 2015.


Le Parfum FF by Forvil: Launched in 1927, this perfume was presented in an opaque pink crystal Baccarat perfume bottle. The bottle features a molded label, silver gilt detail, and is topped by an enameled metal overcap that covers a glass inner stopper. The base displays the Baccarat acid mark. The bottle stands 2.75" tall. Sold for $1,800 at auction in 2015.


Desir du Coeur by Ybry: launched in 1926. Baccarat produced this interesting Art Deco perfume bottle of pink cased crystal, in a rectangular shape. Curiously, the stopper is jauntily placed at a corner, and is covered by a enameled metal cover. The lovely presentation box is adorned with glass pendant by Rene Lalique and ends in a silken tassel. Bottle stands 4 1/8" tall.



1000 Joies by Myon: Launched in 1928. This bottle shape is one of the most commonly found of the Myon perfumes. Produced by master craftsman at the Baccarat glassworks, this flacon is made up of opaque overlaid crystal and is in the shape of a stylized angular Chinese ginger jar, a reflection of the Orientalism theme during the Roaring Twenties. The bottle usually features an enameled brass label (missing on the example shown). An inner glass stopper is covered with a gilded brass cover. Original boxes are rare to find and add to the value.



“XII” by Delettrez: Launched in 1927 and presented in a fabulous Baccarat bottle of molded pink opaque glass, in a narrow upright rectangular form. It has a molded oblong shaped stopper, a small round gold paper hang tag label, and is complete with it's original hand-painted box. The base is marked with the Baccarat acid stamp. 4.5" tall. As a result it's first appearance on the market this extremely rare bottle sold for $24,000 at auction in 2009.



If you have photos of any other pink glass commercial perfume bottles, please let me know so I can add them here, credit will be given for any submissions.



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