Simply a stunning Perfume bottle from about 1900. Marked in acid etch on the bottom of the crystal perfume bottle is Val St Lambert. Cameo cut glass meaning there is more than one layer of glass and it is carved down in the process to make a two or three color scene. This one is two color with a rich cobalt blue in irises. An antique atomizer, there is a glass tube still attached to the brass atomizer. The atomizer looks like the invention of Marcel Franck who invented an atomizer without the rubber, and in this way. Brass and in excellent condition and functional.
In exceptionally good condition. The brass is still rich in gold color and not dulled with time. Well taken care of and has resided in my collection for years! No chips or cracks. The frosted glass look is because there has been an acid etch process in the clear glass that creates this lovely intricate design in the glass making it look frosted. Then of course, the irises were cut freshly atop the etched glass to make this layered 2 dimensional design.
In researching Val Saint Lambert I found that it is a Belgian crystal glassware manufacturer, founded in 1826. Val St Lambert is the official glassware supplier to H.M. King Albert II of Belgium. Val Saint Lambert was founded in the abandoned Val-Saint-Lambert Abbey by a chemist, M. Kemlin, who had previously worked for the Vonêche crystal works in the Ardennes. Val Saint Lambert is well known for its Art Nouveau and Art Deco pieces.
These are getting much harder to find, because people tend to keep them, because they are an obviously gorgeous piece and fine example of the masters of glass over 100 years ago. The crystal with brass makes it quite a heavy perfume bottle.
It is total, 7 1/2 inches tall which includes the brass atomizer and 2 1/4 inches across the base of the antique crystal perfume bottle.
Val St. Lambert is a still in existence today…but you don't see this quality of glass today!
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