L'Air du Temps (Spirit of the Times)

Title: 
L'Air du Temps (Spirit of the Times)

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Object Name: 
Perfume Bottle and Stopper
Title: 
L'Air du Temps (Spirit of the Times)
Accession Number: 
2011.3.8
Dimensions: 
(a) Perfume Bottle H: 23.4 cm, Diam (max): 15.5 cm; (b) Stopper W: 31.6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
designed in 1948
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elizabeth, Sarah, and Amy Braunstein in memory of their grandmothers Dinah Braunstein and Edith Schraibman
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, orangish-yellow perfume, cork, onionskin paper, gold cord; mold-blown and acid-etched glass, assembled. (a) Shouldered, mold-blown vessel with slightly twisting vertical lobes, cylindrical neck, waisted neck ring, and cork stopper that is covered in paper with gold cord tied around waisted neck ring. Vessel filled with original orangish-yellow perfume. (b) Colorless lead glass stopper showing two doves touching beaks; top surface of stopper acid-etched to produce matte finish.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Braunstein, Kenneth, Source
2011-06-02
Inscription: 
Lalique
signature
Engraved (a) on wall near base