Outstanding! American, Circa 1929, "Toujours Gai" by Armand Duval, Commercial Perfume Bottle with Rose Shaped Bakelite Cap in Original Faux Skin Box.
Armand Duval was based in New York, NY, circa 1929. "Toujours Gai" is translated literally: still gay. This unusual perfume bottle is a one of a kind! This sensational perfume bottle set was purchased directly from the estate of the original manufacturer. The labels and the bottles are similar to others retailed at the same time period. They all probably came from the same manufacturing plant. The manufacturer would then paste on the bottles each retailers individual labels. After doing a bit of research I did find a listing for this perfumer but I could not find anything on this particular scent. This exquisite presentation is a rare treasure! Please check out the many other outstanding items I have listed by this manufacturer. This manufacturer produced many lovely pieces in their vanity line.
This distinctive, rectangular shaped, clear glass perfume bottle is molded in classic Art Deco style. This marvelous, Art Deco inspired bottle is molded with crisp lines and horizontal ribbing. The side view of this bottle is dazzling! The ingenious way this bottle was created adds wonderful dimension and depth to this spectacular bottle. This simple but elegant perfume bottle is designed with clean lines and it is in perfect condition. The front of this eye-catching, rectangular shaped, clear glass bottle is designed with white colored paint/enameling. All of the lettering is in mint condition! Painted on the front of this fantastic bottle, "Toujours Gai". The creamy colored, rose carved, bakelite, cap is EXQUISITE! The lovely, creamy white, bakelite cap/top is formed in the shape of a rose with each delicate petal layered beautifully! The rose carved cap/top screws perfectly on bottle and it is ORIGINAL! These Art Deco inspired bottles were not meant to be thrown away when they were empty. These luxurious bottles were meant to be displayed on a vanity table. Affixed on the box and the bottom of the bottle are the two, original, clean, cream-colored, paper labels. Printed on the paper labels in bold, black lettering, "Cologne Distributed by Armand Duval, N.Y. * Cont. 4 FL. OZ. * S.D.A. CT. NO. 466". The labels are in good condition with NO tearing or damages. This marvelous treasure comes complete with its original, faux skin box. I am not sure if the perfume bottle or the box is the prize! The eye-catching box is very heavy cardboard with a gold tone, metal snap closure at front. Even the snap closure is engraved with a Roman Key design. The closure snaps shut securely! The entire box is designed with very realistic faux skin. Printed on the box with white colored script lettering: "Toujours Gai". The striking box is in great condition. There is the normal wear from age - but otherwise great condition with no tearing. Fifty percent of the original perfume remains in the bottle. The scent is divine! This unusual perfume bottle measures approximately 5 inches in height. The exquisite box measures approximately 5 1/4 inches in height. This hard to find piece of historical memorabilia is still in fantastic condition with no damages. Please check out the many other items I have listed by this manufacturer. This manufacturer produced many lovely pieces in their vanity line. This manufacturer is listed in Ken Leach's book "Perfume Presentation 100 Years of Artistry Identification A to Z" on page: 252. Guaranteed vintage. GREAT condition - NO: DINGS, DENTS, REPAIRS, CHIPS, FLAKES, or CRACKS! This marvelous and rare scent bottle is a great gift idea for the commercial perfume collector. ***PLEASE NOTE: PayPal Payments due within 48 hours of purchase. *** ALL shipping costs are included! PRICED TO SELL!! **FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE**!! COMPLIMENTARY GIFT WRAP AVAILABLE!!!
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