Vintage rarer perfume bottle, 1930's Lalique-like perfume bottle, but not. Most people think it is.
This from Cleopatra's Boudoir:
"The bottle for Isadora perfume was reputably designed and produced by Lalique since its inception of the perfume, this is totally false. Authors of Fragrance Bottle Masterpieces, Ball & Torem claimed this was a design created by Lalique in the 1930s to honor dancer and actress Isadora Duncan. Which is an untrue statement, the authors have been proven wrong on several Lalique attributions in the book. There is no record of Lalique creating such a bottle in any of the Lalique reference books or archives.
Let's start at the beginning when the earliest version of this bottle started showing up. Our first introduction of this bottle was in 1925 for various perfumers and produced by the BTCIC Glassworks, in the 1940s it was used for two perfumes by Eroy: Adoree and Ortie. Then in 1939 it was again used for a different perfumes, Sesquoia by Rene Pierre (also known as Pierre Dune), J' en Osé by Caray in 1932, J'Ose by de Mareze, Mademoiselle Pigalle by HF Sorel, and I also found a reference it might have been used by Houbigant too. These early bottles have the female figure as the stopper, sitting on a cushion."
Although harder to find and Lalique like...it is not from Lalique and so many publications say it is. We need to dispel the rumor.
This one is an earlier bottle from 20's or 30's. There was a newer version, named "Isadora" that came out in 1979 but does not have the ridged glass bottom. This is how you can tell the older versions from those that came out in the 70's which is marked on the front "Isadora". The older ones were used for several different perfumes and apparently may have been used by different companies. It is a beauty with its remarkable frosted glass nude, sitting atop of a cushion, as you can see by the ribbed glass. No markings.
It is 4 5/8 inches tall. There is a 3/8 inch chip on the rim of the opening. I always thought it was perfect as "Isadora" was sitting on that spot and therefore never noticed it before. But it is there. One teensy flea bite on the bottom of the frosted stopper. It's a beautiful, and old perfume bottle with a lovely nude figural where all she wears is a string of pearls.
I will get a picture of the chip soon.
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