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Friday, January 10, 2014

Visage de Nuée Face Powder c1945

In 1945, Guerlain introduced it's "Visage de Nuée" (Face Cloud) face powder.  This lattice design shown on the boxes was imitating limed wood and was also popular on the perfume presentation boxes for Coque D'Or, Dawamesk and Kriss.

c1952 ad

The powder was available in the following shades:
  • Rose Thé
  • Aurore
  • Créole
  • Marocaine
  • Engadine
  • Plein Air

Visage de Nuée powder box in the Marocaine shade, photo by ebay seller antiquecollectibles1900.


c1954 ad

Original patent information on the powder box design when it was first submitted:
"DESCRIPTION (OCR text may contain errors)
March 26, 1940. GUERLAIN Des. 119,665
POWDER BOX Filed Nov; 18, 1959 O m m ufi 6 7 M m ATTORNEY.
Patented Mar. 26, 1940 Des,
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE DESIGN FOR A POWDER BOX Raymond Guerlain, Paris, France, assignor to Guerlain Perfumery Corporation of Delaware, Q Wilmington, Del., a corporation of Delaware Application November 18, 1939, Serial No. 88,360
Term of patent 14 years To all whom it may concern. Fig. l is a perspective view of a powder box,
Be it known that I, Raymond Guerlain, a oitishowing my new design; zen of the Republic of France, residing at Paris, Fig. 2 is a side View thereof;
France, have invented a new, original, and orna- Fig. 3 is a bottom plan View. mental Design for a Powder Box, of which the I claim: following isa specification, reference being had to The ornamental design for a powder box, as the accompanying drawing, forming part thereof. shown.
In the drawing: RAYMOND GUERLAIN."

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