TEST ITEM - Schiaparelli ‘Shocking’ perfume bottle, circa late 1930s

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TEST ITEM - Schiaparelli ‘Shocking’ perfume bottle, circa late 1930s

Schiaparelli ‘Shocking’ perfume bottle, influenced by Salvador Dali and Surrealist artist Leonor Fini after Mae West’s torso, in glass dome, introduced 1936, circa late 1930s, 1 3/4FL OZ


The perfume bottle with gilt stopper and multi-coloured glass flower decoration, the glass body decorated with a paper tape measure with script ‘Schiaparelli Shocking’ and applied pink and silver ‘S’ sticker, marked with a transfer at the bottom of the bottle with ‘Parfums Schiaparelli, Inc. Distributors, New York Net Cont 1 ¾ FL OZ’, some contents remaining, in glass dome with transfer lace decoration on pink and gold base


Launched in 1936, the bottles shape, inspired by Salvador Dali’s paintings and the sculptured by Eleonore Fini based on Mae West’s curvaceous torso, and draped in shocking pink was originally made in Czechoslovakia. It was re-launched in 1998.

Size: 15cm high overall, perfume bottle: 11cm tall
Condition: In good condition commensurate with age
Estimate: £200 – 300
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