Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Case of the Missing Perfume: Did this fancy French bouteille come with a fragrance ...

...and what that question means for the value of other antique Laliques.

"Today, most perfume-lovers assume perfume bottles will be carefully designed, attractively packaged and sold brimming full with perfume.

"But the Ren Lalique bouchon mures (French for 'blackberry stopper') perfume bottle made in 1920 and featured at the Miami ANTIQUES ROADSHOW was originally sold empty. Skinner's Louise Luther, who appraised the blackberry tiara-topped bottle in Miami, valued it at between $20,000 and $25,000 because of its rare blue tint..."

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