Georg Jensen - two sterling silver scent bottle holders in the form of baskets, hinged lids with applied bud and scroll decoration, both marked to base Georg Jensen. Inc. U.S.A Sterling, complete with glass scent bottle interiors and silver funnel, height approx. 43mm along
extracts from articles from the 1940's:
Georg Jensen Perfume Flaconette
Georg Jensen, the famous Danish silversmith created a special perfume bottle which he dubbed the "Perfume Flaconette".
The Rotarian, Nov 1947:
“Truly feminine. Our perfume flaconette (it’s leak proof) of sterling silver, cased in black faille, with a silver funnel and half dram of our perfume (Fleur Danoise, Acacia or Arbutus Rose)..$10 plus 20% federal tax. Georg Jensen Inc. 667 Fifth Ave. New York 22”
The New Yorker, 1948:
"Pop-up perfume holder. Inside a cylinder of gleaming sterling is a little spring to pop up ... own perfume when you open the top, with a sterling funnel, and your choice of Acacia, Arbutus Rose, Fleur Danoise, Fire Orchid, Freesia, 12.50."
Inside the decorative sterling case is a glass perfume bottle with a ground glass stopper. It was housed inside a black faille silk drawstring pouch with pink silk lining. The top of the sterling case is ornamented with Jensen's Acorn design. The top pivots to reveal the glass bottle stopper. The bottom of the case is stamped "Georg Jensen Inc. U.S.A. Sterling". During World War II, the Georg Jensen company moved operations to the United States, hence the U.S.A. designation vs. the usual Denmark. Perfume bottle stands 1 3/4" tall.
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