Very nice compact bag compact with Art Deco motif but dating from the 1950s.
Design created by René Lalique for René Coty and his perfume L'Origan (1905) which perfumes this powder.
"L'Origan is one of François Coty's masterpieces. Created in 1905, it is based on a daring blend of floral notes – orange blossom, jasmine, rose, violet – wrapped in a vanilla base. and enhanced with a carnation note, which makes it the first floral-spicy amber fragrance in the history of perfumery.Its subtle accord earned it a gigantic and lasting success and inspired many perfumers thereafter. From “bases” proposed by the composition houses which incorporated the very latest synthetic molecules, this exceptional fragrance was later used to perfume powders, in particular for the American market which was very fond of it. era that the term "powdered" dates to describe a perfume. This perfume is emblematic of the global dimension that the ambitious company of the Corsican entrepreneur has reached in a short time." (Source: Versailles Osmotheque)
The lid is in enamel (peach, gold and white), the rest of the box is in brass.
The inner lid has a mirror. The puff is present. A little play under the lid. The clasp works.
Engraved on the back with the 1950s signature of Coty, Paris, France.
Good general condition despite the wear of time. Charming collector's item.
Dimensions: 5cm x 1.5cm.
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