Guerlain - 1, Bouquet de faunes (Fauns’ bouquet)

Guerlain - 1, Bouquet de faunes (Fauns’ bouquet)

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Object Name: 
Guerlain Perfume Bottle with Stopper
Guerlain - 1, Bouquet de faunes (Fauns’ bouquet)
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 13.4 cm, W: 8.8 cm, D: 8.8 cm
Not on Display
designed in 1925
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Edward Lewison
Primary Description: 
Guerlain Perfume Bottle with Stopper, "Guerlain - 1, Bouquet de faunes (Fauns' bouquet)". Colorless glass; mold-blown bottle, mold-pressed stopper, acid-etched. Footed bottle in shape of classical urn, matte finish; pressed colorless button stopper with raised decoration of two concentric bands of small dots enclosing four florets drilled through, stopper tapers to egg and dart pattern edge, deeply inset short solid ground shank (bottom of shank inscribed 55); bottle has short, lipped columnar neck with fluting, ground flat and beveled; inflated shoulder meets four high relief masks of alternating nymphs and satyrs linked by a narrow floral band; below head of one nymph raised block letters (very faint) "GUERLAIN PARIS"; body tapers slightly, rounded base is decorated with narrow fretted band over raised petals that radiate from short solid stepped stem; solid foot with two shallow steps enclosing rounded band of strapped foliage, polished foot rim; base ground and polished flat, inscribed 55 (indecipherable mark); no pontil.
Lewison, Edward, Source
Lewison, Mrs. Edward F. (Betty), Source
Molded relief below head of one nymph
Engraved (a) on base with indecipherable mark
Engraved (b) on bottom of shank of stopper
Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass
Corning Museum of Glass 2014-05-16 through 2015-01-04
This major exhibition will bring together glass, jewelry, production molds, and design drawings by René Lalique (French, 1860─1945), dating from about 1893 to Lalique’s death in 1945. As a successful jeweler Lalique experimented with glass in his designs, which eventually led to a career in which he fully embraced the material. His aesthetic choices in his designs informed the styles of Art Nouveau and Art Deco in France, and the objects he created have become iconic reflections of these periods. Lalique also embraced industrial innovations, like mass production, allowing luxury glass to be placed in more and more households around the world.