Exceedingly RARE example of the pure whimsy that defined perfume designers in the 1930's and 1940's. Bourjois, the makers of Evening in Paris brought specialty presentations like this to market to endear their customers to them at the holidays. This amazing presentation is in the form of a French sailor's beret and features an array of Evening in Paris perfume related items: the perfumes is the Soir Du Paris Boujoir with the satin figural top with some perfume remaining and the stopper is fixed (but dauber is in tact) the stopper could probably be removed with some coaxing, there is also a full powder box, 3/4 full eau de toilette and a full talcum powder. The satin lined box is fitted for each piece. Two are missing at the top, I believe these were probably little lipsticks. Easy to replace if you so desire. The hat is covered in a silk "peau de soie" in navy which has faded over time. Silver foil on bottom and a beautiful plethora of stars blanketing the interior. There is the remnant of the little red pompom on top and a grosgrain ribbon at the rear. Just like a true sailor's hat. This piece is over 70 years old and shows its age, but the condition particularly on the interior is pretty amazing given how old it is. The powder box has some little spots that blend in with the stars. Approximately 11" in diameter, 2 3/4" high. Sure to be a prize for the collector of rare Art Deco perfume presentations. I know of one other that is on a website dedicated to perfume which is listed for $850, so this will be a real buy for someone who recognizes the opportunity to add something rare to their collection.
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