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IRICE floral top for Perfume Atomizer / Bottle -Vintage '50's
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IRICE floral top for Perfume Atomizer / Bottle -Vintage '50's
IRICE floral top for Perfume Atomizer / Bottle -Vintage '50's
IRICE floral top for Perfume Atomizer / Bottle -Vintage '50's
IRICE floral top for Perfume Atomizer / Bottle -Vintage '50's
IRICE floral top for Perfume Atomizer / Bottle -Vintage '50's
IRICE floral top for Perfume Atomizer / Bottle -Vintage '50's

When I first encountered this delightful little object, I was not sure what exactly it was. It was many years ago, and I had purchased a box of miscellaneous treasures at an antique auction. I actually believe that I tossed out what was likely the atomizer that went with this floral topper. Ahh, the lessons we learn as we collect! I soon learned that this little gem was designed to fit on the top of the perfume bottle or atomizer, and that these were sold back in the 1950's by the IRICE company.

The topper stands 2-1/2" tall and is about 2-1/2" across at the widest point. The inside diameter of the base is just slightly less than 7/8", that would be the portion that slides over the bottle top. The filigree base and five leaves are apparently made of brass and have acquired that lovely patina that appears with time. The patina is especially prominent on the top side of the leaves, giving the slight green cast they need. The flower portion is has one large central rose, surrounded by five smaller ones. I would like to point out that the flowers are actually more of a muted dusty rose color. Some monitors tend to brighten them too much. The flower material is some form of plastic, although not like any we see today, and there is beautiful shading from paler pink on the petal edges to a deeper color inside. Each rose has a tiny iridescent rhinestone at the center.

IRICE is a name well known among collectors of perfumes and perfume bottles. The company was actually named for a founder Irving W Rice, who permitted his name to be used as IRICE. I have learned from my limited research that the IRICE company did not manufacture anything. They were importers of many lovely items, primarily from West Germany and Czechoslovakia into New York, for sale in the more elegant stores. I have likewise been told, that if I had the IRICE bottle that this fits onto, it would be of significant value. However, I am in hopes that some avid collector of "perfumery" may indeed have an IRICE bottle or atomizer that is missing its decorative top, and that this top can again grace an elegant decanter.

The condition of this piece it very nice vintage condition. I have taken one photo with it setting atop a bottle. This is strictly for demonstration of how it would appear, and that bottle is not a part of this sale, nor is it an IRICE bottle.

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