The Art of Scent
1950s Rose Valois “Collection Chapeaux Miniatures et Parfums”
Even the most sophisticated of today’s scent packaging pales in comparison to perfume creations of the past. From precious Lalique bottles to Czech glassware to ornate works from centuries ago, the art of scent is a collector’s dream.
c1922 R. Lalique for Claire Fleur d’Or (Golden Flower), clear glass perfume bottle
Among the lots in an upcoming perfume bottles auction are whimsical items, including dresser top bibelots, along with exquisitely crafted crystal containers.
c1880 Chatelaine scent bottle, carved rock crystal, gold mounting and hinged cover set with cabochon and faceted garnets
1885 Birmingham England, figural scent bottle, decorated porcelain
c1880 Thomas Webb and Sons cameo glass figural scent bottle, modeled as a swan’s head in cranberry glass overlaid in white glass
1920s Aladin Figural Porcelain
1920s French, hand decorated porcelain
1920s Rosine La Veritable Eau de Cologne, clear glass bottle and stopper, hand decorated by Paul Poiret’s Martine workshop
1924 Lucien Gaillard for Veolay Pourpre D’Automne (Autumn Purple), perfume bottle and stopper, recessed pattern and labeling, red and brown enamel
1924 R. Lalique for Worth Dans la Nuit (In the Night), clear glass perfume bottle and stopper, blue enamel, sealed