This example is a contemporary reproduction perfume bottle produced by a Czech glass manufacturer under their brand name of Desna. They have used the Desna mark since 2002. This item is Art Deco in style because products that bear the Desna name are reproductions of period designs originally created by such well known makers as Henry Schlevogt or Heinrich Hofffmann.
Perfume bottle collectors need to be aware that many different perfume bottle designs first made in the 1920's through the 1940's were produced again in the 1990's, and many are still in production today. New designs that closely follow the same stylistic motifs, but which are entirely new, are also available. See our favorite links for an informative article on the new perfume types being produced and sold today as if an older counterpart.
The makers of Desna pieces clearly mark the items they make, so it would seem the pieces may be considered more an homage to the great glass designers of the past, rather than an attempt to be deceptive. But because novice collectors may not be aware that the mark on such a piece is an indication it is contemporary, mistakes can easily be made when purchasing on the secondary market. Also when buying keep in mind that some unscrupulous sellers of perfume bottles may find a way to remove a new maker's mark and add a false (and older) maker's mark in its place.
The base is etch marked DESNA.
Measures approximately 7 1/2 inches tall with the stopper in place. The base is 4 1/4 inches in diameter.
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