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: 9.8 cm, W: 6 cm, D: 6 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 form 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 (stopper is frozen so cannot see number inscription); 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 seventeen (smaller indecipherable mark); no pontil.
Lewison, Edward, Source
Lewison, Mrs. Edward F. (Betty), Source
Molded relief below head of nymph