Sunday, April 23, 2017

G. de Beffort & Co

G. de Beffort was located at 66 rue de Bondy in Paris, they produced perfume atomizers, perfume burners, garnitures de toilette, barber supplies, and various hardware such as metal sprinkler crown tops for perfume bottles.

The company won the Grand Prix at the Exposition Internationale in Paris in 1911. One of their patented products was Cistaflor - a perfume burner and known for their pocket atomizers sold under the brand name "Ketma".

They had an office at 2 St-Georges Avenue, 2, Aldermanbury, EC, in London.

The company was still in business in 1923 as I have evidence of a hand dated invoice.


c1911


The 1923 invoice shown above illustrates one of the Ketma pocket sized perfume atomizers in the upper right corner. 



From Pauline Turco's collection. This German porcelain perfume elephant is one of the small animal atomizer bottles by Schafer & Vater, model number 886. The tan monochrome glaze highlights the fine detail of this piece. Labels on both sides of the elephant identify the atomizer " Ketma". The atomizer hardware is stamped, "Made in France." As is often the case, the bottle is German made and the atomizer hardware was from France. This S&V model was sold as a souvenir at the Exposition Coloniale Internationale in Paris, France in 1931. Shown on page 115 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco. Size: Approximately 3" h. including atomizer hardware and bulb.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Volupte c1920s Green and Black Stenciled Atomizer & Dropper Set

Volupte c1920s Green and Black Stenciled Atomizer & Dropper Set. This clear glass set has jade green fired on enamel and is decorated with black stenciled decoration. It has its original gilded hardware with the scrolling motif on the collars. The top of the dauber features the overall florl pattern in the metal.

The atomizer stands 6.75" tall and base measures 2.25" diameter.
The dropper bottle stands 6.5" tall and base measures 2.25" diameter..



Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Gironde Perfume Atomizers 1928 Advertisement Catalog Page

Advertisement from a 1928 Oskamp Notling catalog.

Some bottles are made up of transparent glass, opaque colored glass, two are made up of sterling silver, one is encased by celluloid, some bottles have an iridized finish, other bottles have engraved or hand painted details picked out by enamel.




Squat atomizer made up of green glass with gold stripe. Bottle stands 5.25" tall.


Bottle made up of green transparent glass, bowl has a fluted design. Bottle stands 5.25" tall.



This atomizer is made up of colorless glass and is fitted into a faux mother of pearl celluloid holder. The holder came in several shades: white pearl on amber, rose pearl on amber, and blue pearl on amber. It has gold plated hardware. The bottle stood 5.75" tall.



This simple atomizer was made up of amber glass and had an iridized finish like that seen on carnival glass of the period. The bottle stood 5.25" tall.


This slim atomizer was made up of rose colored opaque glass and stood a graceful 6 3/8" tall.



Nice atomizer made up of opaque black glass bottle with hand painted gold decoration. The stem and base is made up of gold "Duralin", a type of early plastic (still in use today). The bottle stands 7 3/8" tall.


This atomizer seems to have been made up of clear glass with a coral red fired on enamel outer surface. The bottle features the clear glass and gold painted "window panes" effect, often seen other other competitors like DeVilbiss and Volupte. The bottle stands 7 1/8" tall.



This blue transparent glass bottle has an engraved cameo of a Neo-Classical dancer. The bottle stands 7" tall.


This gorgeous bottle is made up of amber glass and has a hand painted gold enameled band with dainty roses, ending in a simulated knotted fringe effect. This bottle stands 7" tall.




Here's another bottle that has a celluloid casing. The inner bottle is made up of colorless glass and is encased in a green faux mother of pearl holder. The hardware os gilded and the bottle has a glass siphon tube. The bottle stands 6.5" tall.



This graceful, fluted sterling silver bottle has a bright finish and rests on a delicate pedestal base. This bottle stands 6" tall.

Here's another sterling silver bottle, this time, it has a grey finish, and not the bright polished finish as the previous bottle. It has a demure embossed base and stood 5.5" tall.



Saturday, February 18, 2017

Volupte 1929 Catalog Page Advertisement

Antique Volupte advertisements from a 1929 N. Shure catalog.





3 Piece Set:
A beautiful atomizer in colored glass with floral decorations, as illustrated. Dropper to match/ Powder jar with gold plated and lace inserted cover. Packed in attracted satin-lined gift box. Colors: coral and blue. 

3 Piece Atomizer Set. Consisting of Atomizer, Dropper and Powder Jar. Atomizer in colored glass handsomely decorated. Dropper to match, height 6 1/2 inches, all metal parts highly polished and gold plated. Powder jar has gold plated and lace inserted cover. Each set in attractive satin-lined gift box.

Perfume Atomizer. Height 6 1/4 inches. Colored glass, frosted center with raised gold decoration. Gold plated metal fittings. Covered rubber tube and bulb. Each in box. 


Fine Quality Perfume Atomizer. 9 inches high, stem and base made of brass heavily gold plated, mounted with amber glass perfume container, heavy matte gold decoration, gold plated fittings, replaceable glass tube, artificial silk covered bulb and tube. Each in box.


Perfume Atomizer. Height 7 inches., fancy shape glass bottle, fine quality 22kt  gold plated fittings, artistically hand decorated in matte gold on green background, base and stem are finished in heavy matte gold. Rubber bulb and tube covered with artificial silk net, replaceable glass tube. Each in box.


Perfume Atomizer. Height 6 1/2 inches. Coral color glass bottle, decorated with black silhouettes, black stem and base, gold plated fittings, rubber bulb and tube covered with artificial silk net, replaceable glass tube. Each in box.


High Grade Perfume Atomizer in Satin Lined Gift Case. Green Glass Atomizer, 22kt gold decorated stem, height 7 1/2 inches, replaceable glass tube, gold plated fittings, rubber tube and bulb encased in knitted net. Each in fancy covered satin lined gift case measuring 10 x 5 x 3 1/2 inches closed. 

High Grade Perfume Atomizer in Satin Lined Gift Case. Fancy Colored Glass Atomizer, height 6 1/2 inches, 22kt gold decorated, replaceable glass tube, gold plated fittings, rubber bulb encased in knitted net. Each in fancy covered satin lined gift case measuring 9 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches closed.

High Grade Perfume Atomizer in Satin Lined Gift Case. Fancy Shape Black Glass Atomizer, with 22kt gold encrusted decoration, height 8 inches, replaceable glass tube, gold plated fittings, rubber tube and bulb encased in knitted net. Each in fancy covered satin lined gift case measuring 10 x 6 x 3 1/4 inches closed.

Fine Quality Perfume Atomizer in Satin Lined Gift Case. Orange Colored Glass Atomizer with 22kt gold encrusted decorations, height 9 inches, replaceable glass tube, gold plated fittings, rubber tube and bulb encased in knitted net. Each in fancy covered satin lined gift case measuring 12 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches closed.



Perfume Atomizer. Height 6 inches. Three tone colored transparent glass. Gold plated fittings, covered rubber tube and bulb. Each in box. 


Atomizer and Dropper Set. Four inches high. Colored glass bottles,gold plated tops. Each set in gift box. 


Perfume Atomizer. Height 4 1/4 inches, colored glass bottle, gold plated fittings, fine quality rubber bulb. Each in box. 



Perfume Atomizer. 6 1/2 inches high, handmade glass bottle, green color, gold plated metal fittings, rubber bulb and tube covered with artificial silk net. Replaceable glass tube. Each in box. 


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Gironde Atomizers Catalog Pages c1929

Assorted atomizers by Gironde as shown in this 1929 Rothschild Brothers (Chicago) Gift Catalog.



Top row:

Left atomizer: available in: coral, blue, green and rose colors.
Right atomizer: available in: rose, coral, green and blue colors.

Middle row:

Far left atomizer: available in amber color.
Middle left atomizer: available in rose, green and amber colors.
Middle right atomizer: available in green and gold
Far right atomizer: available in coral with modernistic design in gold

Bottom row:

Far left atomizer: available in black color.
Middle left atomizer: available in rock crystal color with cut design.
Middle right atomizer: available in rose with gold decoration.
Far right atomizer: available in amber with cut design.


Available in amber, rose, green, blue and coral colors, some with gold trim or cut design.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Vant Woud Atomizers c1924 Advertisement







This atomizer features Cambridge's Azurite glass. Notice the hardware is slightly different than what is shown in the advertisement.  The bottle stands a little over 6 1/2" tall.











These atomizers were also shown but I am unsure if these are Vant Woud, but I am including them here anyway. 



Bottle stands 4.25" tall by 1 7/8" bottom diameter. Octagonal Shape, with eight paneled sides. Outlined with gold gilt on alternating panels. This bottle also came in the heliotrope color. The hardware could be either Vant Woud or Volupte.






image: ebay seller gdawg - images edited by me

Friday, January 27, 2017

Frances Farmer Holding Large Atomizer c1930s

Frances Farmer Holding Large Atomizer c1930s. Looks to be a French perfume bottle.

image: ebay seller moviemarket-uk