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Antique French Saint Louis Cut Crystal Cameo Cranberry Vanity Perfume Bottle Set
CATEGORY = Art Glass / Vanity Dressing Table Vanity Set
ITEM = Vanity Perfume Bottle Set
DESCRIPTION = Extremely rare and sought after French Dressing Table / Vanity Set made of Cameo textured Crystal. Each piece is of quality hand blown crystal in a gorgeous red to cranberry color fading to clear. Decorated with an all over intricate textured etched cameo surface. Trimmed in gold highlights.
COMPRISING = 12 pieces including stoppers and mounts
3 perfume atomizers - One has incomplete hardware. They measure about 6¾ inches tall to the top of the atomizer. Their base measures about 2⅛ inches in diameter. The perfume bulb is not present for two atomizers and the third one is missing the hardware.
3 perfume bottles with stoppers all three in very good condition - Large bottle measures about 7⅞ inches tall with the stopper included and its base measures about 3 inches in diameter. The medium bottle measures about 5 inches tall and its base measures about 3 inches in diameter. The small bottle measures about 6¼ inches tall with the stopper included; its base measures about 2⅜ inches in diameter - it has no gilded lines.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CAMEO PISTON PUMP PURSE / TRAVEL ATOMIZER IS SOLD SEPARATELY.
AGE = Circa 1890-1900
STATUS = Antique
PERIOD / ERA = Art Nouveau
COMPOSITION = Hand-blown Cut Crystal, Gold, Metal
COLOR = Red to cranberry color fading to clear bottles trimmed in gold highlights + gilt hardware + clear faceted stoppers
TREATMENT = Cameo - Acid-etched
DESIGN = Decorated with an all over intricate textured etched cameo surface. Faceted stoppers topped by a gilded star
ADDENDUM = Race antique collectibles
MAKER = Cristalleries de Saint Louis
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN = France
CONDITION = Excellent antique condition. Minimal wear commensurate with age and use (gold fading to the metal) . No chips or cracks to the gorgeous red to clear crystal. No prior repairs.
CRISTALLERIES DE SAINT-LOUIS - Unrivalled, dense, clear, sonorous and luminous, born of a ball of fire and the breath of man, Saint-Louis crystal vibrates with all the talent inherited from History and extraordinary creative fantasy inspired by current trends. By letters patent dated 1767, Louis XV gave Münzthal the prestigious name of Verrerie Royale de Saint-Louis (Saint-Louis Royal Glassworks). Fifteen years later, the formula for producing crystal was discovered by François de Beaufort. The Verrerie Royale de Saint-Louis was renamed the Cristallerie Royale de Saint-Louis. Since 1829 the manufacture is exclusively devoted to the production of crystal-glass items and introduced the concept of a set of glasses for the dining table with the famous Trianon service. Today, Saint-Louis signs every day crystal pieces created by master glassmakers and glass cutters among Les Meilleurs Ouvriers de France. They all have a unique expertise, enriched from generation to generation. Thanks to advances authorized by chemical and mechanical processes, for some invented in the 19th century, Saint-Louis also introduced the most advanced techniques in coloring the crystal, hot shaping, cold cut, the most sophisticated patterns engraving and gold ornament. SOURCE: THE WEB.