Up for sale is a vintage Art Deco vanity set made of malachite glass; the set includes two perfume bottles and a trinket box; the design and model are based on a design by Schlevogt.
The smaller perfume bottle is decorated with artistic flower decors and flat polished surfaces. The stopper is made of metal following the Art Deco style.
The larger perfume bottle is decorated with a nude female figure and a cherub on each side. The stopper is finely detailed using the classic Art Deco style.
The trinket box is decorated with cherubs and bird themes.
Both, the larger perfume bottle and the trinket box, follow the famous Ingrid series line by Schelvogt. Schlevogt thought of glass as a medium for great art. He conceived the Ingrid lines as a series sculptures, designed by leading artists and executed in glass resembling marble, malachite and lapis lazuli. The pieces were mold cast by Riedel and then cut and polished at the Curt Schlevogt glassworks to achieve their lustrous finish. Ingrid is the epitome of the Czechoslovak glassmakers' art.
The Ingrid line was in production until World War II and sporadically post war after the Communists nationalized all the glassworks in Jablonec (as Gablonz is now known).
Estimated Age: These items are estimated to have been made in Czech Republic during the first half of the 20th Century.
Dimensions: The size of these items is as follows (height x length x width in inches): perfume bottle 1: 6.4 x 4 x 4; perfume bottle 2: 8.4 x 5.8 x 3; trinket box: 9.7 x 14 x 10.2.
Condition: These pieces are in excellent condition, commensurate with their age; please look at the photos to assess the condition of these items; pictures are part of the description of these items; the rim of the smaller perfume bottle is chipped; the spray pump shows signs of used and has part of the fabric ripped-of almost at the top of the bottle – the pump works fine; there are some residues of glue in the cap of the perfume bottle; the larger perfume bottle is fine, there is minor rough border on the stopper; the trinket box is in excellent condition; the items have minor signs of use at the bottom; there are no cracks, repairs or restorations to note.
Please note that this is a used item; therefore you should not expect to have a new or an in perfect condition looks. This item is from the past and does have a history. Part of its beauty is the history behind it and the fact that it is a living treasure from the past that has managed to survive the test of time! Take a close look at the pictures as they are one of the best elements to assess the condition of this item. If needed, feel free to request more detailed pictures!
Please note that the physical colors of this item may vary from the pictures in the listing, given the quality of the camera, the lighting and the background used.