Chinese scent bottle dating
Simply knowing when your perfume first came out can be a huge help.Please remember that some perfumes were made for many years after their launch dates, on the other hand, some perfumes were only sold for a very short time.In 1963, Brosse switched from making hand ground stoppers to precision machine grinding. Lucien Gaillard was a contemporary of Lalique and designed many Art Nouveau perfume bottles for notable French perfume houses such as Clamy and Violet.In 1976, Brosse patented two new stopper innovations, the first is a ring made of polypropylene with horizontal joints placed on the stopper dowel. Julien Viard was a French glass designer of the 1920s and designed bottles for Richard Hudnut, Isabey, Favolys and Langlois.Older bottles from the 1930s-40s would have lot numbers, bottle shape numbers or patent numbers embossed right into the glass base.By 1970, cosmetic companies were stamping colored numbers on the bottom of their products.Art Nouveau is generally 1900-1920s, Art Deco mid 1920s and some styles carried into the 1940s, psychedelic late 1960s-early 1970s. You might encounter labels which have the date stamped on the back of the labels.Sample bottles from the 1950s onward, often had labels that would say "sample, not to be sold". Factice, or display bottles, were not meant for resale, and will have labels such as: "dummy, not for sale".
Lalique perfumes were marked with a signature on the bases. You can look up various websites or books on Lalique to find signatures and the dates they were used. Lalique, this mark was used until 1945 when Rene Lalique died, after this date bottles will be simply marked Lalique France.The signature has changed over the years and you can date a bottle by the style of the signature. If your bottle is marked S or SGD on the base, it was manufactured by the Saint Gobain Desjonqueres glass factory of France after the 1950s, when the factory was rebuilt after WWII and equipped with modern fully-automatic machinery.If your bottle has a VB, or BR mark on the base, it was made by Verreries Brosse of France after the 1920s when the factory installed semi-automatic bottle making machines.Some perfume bottles as the ones for Lanvin often continued using black Bakelite screw caps into the 1960s.If you rub the cap with your finger briskly or hold it under hot running water (remove cap from bottle first!