R. Noirot handpainted opaline flacon decorated with enameled butterflies, it is meant to resemble the mid 19th century French opaline cologne bottles so popular in the Victorian era. The bottle held various standard Guerlain perfumes such as L'Heure Bleue, Mitsouko, Vol de Nuit, Jicky, Ode, Shalimar and it was also seen without any specific perfume name in the cartouche on the front of the bottle. A powder jar was also created.
- 11.5cm tall - diameter 12cm
Cristal et Bronze was created in 1937 by a Parisian antique dealer, Cristal et Bronze, located in the medieval village of Château-Landon, manufactures its bathroom fittings and accessories in the purest traditions of French craftsmanship. Luxury hotels, yachts, private homes… interior architects and designers from the five continents appeal to the Cristal et Bronze universe, both for the traditional collections as well as for the more contemporary styles.
Cristal Et Bronze
19 Avenue Friedland
1955 Guerlain Shalimar powder box, white opaline crystal, gilt bronze knob, hand painted by R. Noirot. 4 3/4 in. Photo by Perfume Bottles Auction.
1955 Guerlain Ode perfume bottle, white opaline crystal, gilt bronze neck mount, hand painted by R. Noirot. 6 1/4 in. Photo by Perfume Bottles Auction.
Vol de Nuit, opaline flacon. Photo by Tajan
both signed R. Noirot, includes Jicky and L'Heure Bleue, (one stopper repaired), 6.5in. The Knoop Collection. Photo by Leighton Galleries.