Helmuth Stone Gallery Presents Extensive Collection of Lalique and Vintage Glass Perfume Bottles
This November, Helmuth Stone Gallery of Sarasota, FL will present a 460-lot benefit auction featuring a single-owner collection of antique perfume bottles. Proceeds from this event will be donated to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church of Palm Coast, FL for the installation of a new roof. A wide variety of perfume bottle styles are represented in the catalog, including examples from René Lalique, Baccarat, and assorted Czech cut glass.
Leading this auction is a Lalique ‘Le Baiser du Faune’ perfume bottle (lot #2; estimate: USD 1,500 – $3,000). The design for this clear and frosted perfume bottle was first introduced in 1928 for French perfume company Molinard. Standing just over 14 centimeters high, the bottle features an etched stopper. A raised image decorates the front, depicting a woman kissing a male faun. Also notable is Lalique’s ‘Danae’ perfume bottle for Magasin du Louvre (lot #3; estimate: $1,000 – $1,500). This 1930s-era bottle features both clear and frosted glass with a sepia patina. It comes to auction with some liquid left in the bottle.
Another key lot in the upcoming benefit auction is a June Roses boule flacon bottle by André Jollivet for the London perfumery Morny (lot #1; estimate: $1,000 – $2,000). Dating back to the 1910s, this bottle features an elaborately-carved floral top and original tassel. Floral and mythological inspirations can be seen throughout the catalog, which spotlights assorted flower and Greek god motifs on antique perfume bottles.
Several colored perfume bottles are on offer as well. Lalique’s ‘Stars’ Dans La Nuit perfume bottle is particularly notable (lot #17; estimate: $300 – $600). This bottle is made with frosted and matte blue stained glass with a pressed-glass stopper. The bulbous bottle includes an “R. Lalique” signature along the bottom and comes to auction with its original Paris Worth box. Glossy versions of Lalique’s Dans La Nuit bottles are on offer as well.
Interested collectors can also consider a Baccarat Elizabeth Arden ‘Cyclamen’ bottle (lot #143; estimate: $400 – $800), a Hoffmann crystal perfume bottle from 1926 (lot #105; estimate: $600 – $1,200), and a Baccarat and Lalique D’Orsay Violette bottle (lot #5; estimate: $1,500 – $2,500).
Additional lots of interest in this sale include:
- A René Lalique ‘L’Elegance’ glass perfume bottle (lot #7; estimate: 750 – $1,500)
- A Lalique crystal ‘Sirenes’ vaporizer (lot #25; estimate: $400 – $500)
- Set of five assorted Czech cut glass perfume bottles (lot #90; estimate: $300 – $500)
- Pair of pink painted ewers with stoppers (lot #106; estimate: $200 – $400)
- A Christian Dior crystal lipstick holder (lot #306; estimate: $100 – $200)
Helmuth Stone Gallery is both a Fine Art Auction House and a Fine Art Gallery open to the public. They bring years of experience running online auctions and a passion for the business to their customers to create a unique, one-on-one buying experience.
The Lifetime Perfume Bottle Collection – Benefit sale from Helmuth Stone Gallery will begin at 4:00 PM EST on November 28, 2023. Visit Bidsquare to browse the full catalog or register to bid.