René Lalique, "Skyscraper" Perfume Bottle
"Skyscraper" Perfume Bottle
produced by Lucien Lelong, Paris
enameled and chrome-plated metal, acid-etched and mold-blown glass
bottle engraved R. LALIQUE/FRANCE
base impressed LUCiEN LELONG/1876 JA 1931
4 5/8 x 2 1/8 x 2 1/8 in. (11.7 x 5.4 x 5.4 cm) high
Overall in very good condition. The metal case presents with light scattered surface scratches, scuffing and occasional small losses to the enameling and chrome-plating, not visually distracting and consistent with age. The inner glass bottle with its original stopper present with surface scratches, minute chips to the edges and surface soiling particularly concentrated to the interior as consistent with gentle use. An example of the model is in the collections of the Corning Museum of Glass. A chic and functional accessory from the famed glass designer.
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Rago Auctions, September 29, 2007, lot 474
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Mary Lou Utt, Glenn Utt and Patricia Bayer, Lalique Perfume Bottles, New York, 1990, pp. 63 and 72
Ken Leach, Perfume Presentation: 100 Years of Artistry, Toronto, 1997, p. 154
Félix Marcilhac, René Lalique, 1860-1945: Maître-Verrier: Analyse de l'Œuvre et Catalogue Raisonné, Paris, 2011, p. 944