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Perfume bottles on a chain

The two perfume bottles with flat bodies have circular and oval cross-sections. They have been framed by gilded metal.

Pair of perfume bottles with a floral pattern

The pair of twin porcelain perfume bottles is in the form of a bulky decanter with a shape similar to a cube. On the side walls of the vessels, floral compositions are painted with golden paint.

Miniature heart-shaped bottle

The silver heart-shaped bottle was intended for storing fragrances. On one side of the vessel, a decorative entwined monogram has been engraved (initials “RC” or “CR”?), topped by a crown. The motif is placed in a frame consisting of a decorative border featuring a simple ornament composed of triangles and matching the shape of the heart.

Silver bottle with an engraving

The bottle, with a fanciful shape, features a body with the cross-section of a multifoil, with a high neck and a high, wooden stopper on the wall of the bottle, there is a herbal cartouche in the frame of a rich rocaille ornament.

Carved perfume bottles

Both the perfume bottles have been made of bovine bone and decorated with scenes carved in a very precise manner. The darker bottle, in the shape of a vial with flattened sides, depicts a figure with a fan in a Chinese garden on both of its sides. In the background, there is a pagoda, a garden fence, a tree and, in the foreground, there is a shrub with flowers. In one of the depictions, the figure with a fan is leaning over flowers, and in the other, it rests under a tree, admiring the garden vegetation.

Bottle with an openwork decoration

The perfume bottle made of solid-coloured green glass has a cubical body with a high neck which features no ornamentation. The whole neck is situated in a complex gilded metal frame, going down as far as to cover half of the vessel.

Essence Naïs perfume in a case

A glass perfume bottle with an elongated neck and a polished glass stopper. On the bottle, there is a paper label in the form of a cartouche with a golden Régence ornament on a blue background and a beige field with a colourful graphic and inscriptions.

Powder by Houbigant

The round cardboard pouncet-box is covered with yellow paper featuring decorative motifs in black, red and green. On the lid of the box, there is a large tinted basket with a blue ribbon pressed into the cardboard, featuring simplified representations of yellow, red and orange flowers among green leaves, on a yellow background, with lines spreading out like rays.

Perfume bottles by L.T. Piver

The first, taller bottle with a stopper in the shape of a glass bevelled ball was designed for a cologne with the romantic name La Reine des Fleurs [French Queen of Flowers]. The second bottle has been designed in the shape of a rectangular decanter with bulges on the walls.

Porcelain pouncet-box with a landscape

The porcelain pouncet-box with a lid equipped with a handle has the shape of a rosette. Golden leaf-covered branches have been painted on the lid and a relief ornament resembling fluting has been placed on its sides.

Perfume bottle with a landscape

The porcelain perfume bottle has a rounded body fluted at the sides, a wide base and an elongated neck. The gilded porcelain stopper has the shape of a rosette.

Fan with a romantic scene

The fan is made of paper, with an ivory handle and ribbing. On the paper, there are scenes drawn using a visual technique, painted with gouache. The main scene on the fan shows a couple embracing on a bridge in an English garden. At the couple’s feet, a cupid is pointing to a rose. An expansive landscape including an aerial view, turning into an amply painted gold ornament featuring vegetal tendrils with purple flowers constitutes the scene’s background.

Fan with a tortoiseshell holder

The fan is made of paper/leather, painted to show depictions of garden scenes in three separate fields. In the central, largest field, a scene containing a depiction of drinking tea in a garden has been painted. Two ladies are talking with an officer in a blue uniform at a set table. In the background, a garden wall and vegetation are visible.

Porcelain perfume bottle with a genre painting

The porcelain perfume bottle has the form of a bulky, short-necked decanter with no stopper. The upper side of the bottle is decorated with an ornament composed of stylized acanthus leaves, with traces of gilding.

Oblong Biedermeier-style perfume bottle

A perfume bottle in the form of a slim vial made of hand-moulded glass. The body of the vessel is polished on four sides into four very narrow bevels. The surfaces of the bevels are hand-painted with simplified floral ornaments and a simplified acanthus tendril.

Biedermeier-style glass perfume bottle

This glass perfume bottle takes the form of a bulky cuboid decanter with a short neck and a stopper. The body of the vessel is bevelled, with concavities at the corners.

Bottle with a muse and a cupid

The perfume bottle has the form of a rectangular decanter made of crystal glass. The stopper features a bevelled handle. The bottle has been situated in a frame made of gilded bronze: two rings for the lower and upper part of the bottle body are decorated with lines and singular laurel branches along their lengths.

Casket with a set of two perfume bottles

The casket is equipped with a lock and made of dark wood. On the lid, there is an inscription inlaid with light wood and written in Fraktur, which reads: “Odeurs,” encompassed by a thin frame wrought using the technique of intarsia.

Casket with a set of three perfume bottles

The casket is made of light wood, with edges inlaid with darker wood. The lid of the casket is characterized by barrel vaulting and mounted on metal hinges. The casket closes thanks to a metal latch. The inside of the casket is painted in black and divided into three wooden compartments. The size of the casket is adapted to the shapes and sizes of the three perfume bottles inside of it.

Porcelain pouncet-box with a hand-painted court scene

The porcelain pouncet-box is octagonal in shape. On the outside, all of its sides are painted in dark blue and decorated with an ornament composed of a stylized floral tendril with flowers, painted with gold paint using the impasto technique. The interior of the pouncet-box is white.