René Lalique Perfume Bottles - Art Deco, The Beauty of Fragrance and Adornment

The Shoto Museum of Art

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[Image: R. Lalique D'Orsay "Rose" perfume bottle (1914), "Eucalyptus" perfume bottle (1919), "Three dancing pairs" perfume bottle (1912), Kitazawa Museum]

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In nineteenth-century France, as fragrance culture was reaching its height, René Lalique (1860-1945) exquisitely captured the invisible world of “scent” through sophisticated glasswork embellished with flowers and fairies that glimmer in the palm of the hand. Centering on the diverse designs of Lalique’s perfume bottles, this exhibition features around 160 items, including accessories and women’s fashions of the era. Enter the gorgeous world of Lalique, who revolutionized glasswork and the commercial arts, and emerged as a central figure of the Art Deco movement.

[Related Events]
Special Talk Event: René Lalique and the world of fragrance
Date: Jan. 7 (Sun) 14:00-
Speaker: Mayumi Ikeda (director of this exhibition, head curator at Kitazawa Museum)
Capacity: 80 (exhibition admission ticket required, no booking required)
Visitors should head directly to the B2 hall for the event.
*Event in Japanese.

Violin, Viola and Koto Concert
Date: Jan. 8 (Mon) 14:00-
Performers: Naoshi Masutani (violin, viola), Etsuko Noguchi (koto)
Admission: Free (exhibition admission ticket required)
Capacity: 80 (booking required)

*Please see the official website for booking and information on further events.



from December 12, 2017 to January 28, 2018
Closed for winter holidays from Dec. 29 (Fri) to Jan. 3(Wed).


René Lalique



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