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1921

  • Work on this object began.

2017

2021

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Perfume Presentation, No. 5, 1921

This is a Perfume Presentation. It was produced by Chanel.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Anonymous as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated 1921. Its medium is molded glass.

The Chanel No. 5 presentation was conceived to be as simple and straightforward as possible. In pairing an unadorned clear glass vessel with a plain polished steel case they produced one of the most innovative and avant-garde designs of the day, much like the shapes and combinations for Chanel’s fashion.

It is credited Christie Mayer Lefkowith Collection.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D (approx): 15.2 × 6.4 × 2.5 cm (6 in. × 2 1/2 in. × 1 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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