ARMAND ALBERT RATEAU (1882-1938)
Lanvin "Arpège" bottles , circa 1927
Six black or transparent glass ball-shaped perfume bottles, gilded enamelled decoration featuring the logo of the Lanvin House. Gold lacquer perfume stoppers.
H 13 cm (H 5.1 in)
HistoryIn 1927, Jeanne Lanvin commissioned André Fraysse and Paul Vacher to create the perfume "Arpège" to celebrate her daughter Marguerite's 30th birthday. The design of the bottle was entrusted to Armand-Albert Rateau, who had already decorated Mrs Lanvin's private mansion (now reconstructed at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris). He imagined a black glass bottle with a gold cap, enhanced with a drawing by Paul Iribe in 1923 representing Jeanne and her daughter as a child. This will become the emblem of the couture house.
BibliographyFrank Olivier-Vial et François Rateau, "Armand Albert Rateau", Les éditions de l'amateur, Paris, 1992, reproduced p.111.