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On display at V&A South Kensington
Glass, Room 131


Scent Bottle
1909 (designed)
Place Of Origin

object details
Object Type
Additional Titles
  • Coty (manufacturer's title)
  • Cyclamen (manufacturer's title)
Materials and Techniques
press-moulded and mould blown, patinated
Brief Description
Scent bottle, France, Seine-et-Marne (Combs), designed by René Lalique, for Verrerie Combs-la-Ville, 1909
  • Height: 14.0cm
Marks and Inscriptions
' Coty Paris', 'Lalique Deposé' and 'Cyclamen Coty Paris' moulded (Makers's mark and retailer's)
Gallery Label
The cosmetics manufacturer and perfumier, François Coty, first commissioned designs for perfume bottles from Lalique in 1908. The first of these was for the perfume 'Cyclamen' and the first production was made at Baccarat. On the strength of the Coty commission, Lalique rented the Compagnie Générale d'Éléctricité glassworks, Combs-la-Ville in the autumn of 1908, purchasing it in 1913
Credit line
Sir Claude Phillips Bequest
Bibliographic Reference
Marcilhac,F: Lalique, Paris, 1989 p.925 Arwas, V: Art nouveau-artdeco; Garner,P; History of Glass (ed. Dan Klein)
Other Numbers
  • 9502 - Glass gallery number
  • p.925 - Marcilhac (1989)
Accession Number

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record createdDecember 13, 1997
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