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Author Topic: Waltersperger French Opaline Perfume  (Read 3932 times)

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Connie

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Waltersperger French Opaline Perfume
« on: November 23, 2005, 01:49:16 PM »
Another perfume or scent bottle I recently acquired.  I have learned that Waltersperger is one of the largest producers of perfume bottles and other bottles in France.  Yet this bottle appears to be better than just a mass produced bottle.  I absolutely love the colors.  What is the proper name of this type of glass.  I don't know any US makers who have ever made anything like this!

If this does turn out to be a mass produced bottle I don't care.  I love it and the way that light plays on the glass making it look like a real opal  :D

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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2005, 06:19:08 PM »
Hi Connie,

See this link: (English available)
http://www.flacon-verre.com/savoir_faire/competences_verrier.php3

They still seem to exist, and are @ the fifth largest producer of perfume bottles, but using semi-automatic moulding methods.

Sadly, though they have registered a web-site, this is completely undeveloped.

Regards,

Marcus

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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2005, 01:59:37 AM »
Great photos Connie.
You deserve to do well with this but crucially, I believe, for the perfume bottle collector market, you need to know what perfume went into it.
I'm guessing that this one was never filled. :roll:
Pete

Connie

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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2005, 10:28:13 AM »
Thank you, Marcus and Peter for your comments.  Marcus I had also found some info on the company but not much.

I know they were founded around 1916.  They make perfume bottles for high end designer perfumes. I found info where they made the bottle designed by Pierre Dinand to hold Sak's 5th Ave Private Paradise.  Dinand designed the bottles for Opium, Obsession, etc.

www.pierre-dinand.com

I don't think my bottle has ever held perfume.  There is no smell and no residue. So in addition to looking  for the perfume maybe I should look for the designer of the bottle also ??   :?

Edited to add:  I found an e-mail for the company so I just e-mailed them the photos and asked for additional information.  I hope they answer  8)

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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2005, 11:01:20 AM »
They're not even mentioned in "The Art of Perfume" but it is in the Blangy valley one of 4 surviving Flaconneries where there used to be 30.  I saw the local glass museum there, it is (you guessed) stuffed full of perfume bottles and decommissioned perfume bottle making machines. They're a small company:

WALTERSPERGER [VERRERIE]
Headquarters & Plant:  BP 42, 5 Avenue de la Gare, F-76340 Blangy-sur-Bresle, France
Company Officers William Pariche: President, Alain Malivoir: Commercial Director
Annual turnover US$ 4 million
Turnover from glass: 100%
Tot. number of employees: 48
Company founded: 1916
Nominal capital:US$ 130,000
Number of furnaces: 2
Tons/day (total): 3
Bank Societé Générale Dieppe
Export: yes
Company production Bottles and containers
Cosmetics, Perfume, Spirits; From 3 ml. up to 3,000 ml. Narrow neck Wide mouth
(Primary glass manufacturer)
Colours:Antique, Black, Blue, Brown, Dark green, Half green, Half white, Light green, Opal, White, Yellow
Production techniques:Semi-automatic, Moulds in house

Connie

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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2005, 11:07:04 AM »
Yes, Ivo that is the exact same info that I have found.  There is scant info available on the company itself  much less its specific production :cry:

I found where they also produced the bottle for Walter Wolf Formel 1 - a line of after shave/cologne for men named after the Walter Wolf Formula 1 racing team.

 

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