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Germaine Monteil

Trinket Box, Germaine Monteil, White Porcelain, Japan, Vintage Promotional Items

Trinket Box, Germaine Monteil, White Porcelain, Japan, Vintage Promotional Items

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  • Pattern:  White Porcelain Trinket / Vanity Box, Embossed White Porcelain Flowers
  • Made in Japan for Germaine Monteil, New York
  • Vintage: 1970's
  • Details:  This beautiful white porcelain box originally contained a candle scented with Germaine Montiel's famous perfume "Royal Secret".  The candle is long gone and the perfume was discontinued a long time ago, but the gorgeous porcelain box remains to be enjoyed as a trinket box, candy dish, jewelry box, vanity box or just lovely on its own as an accent/decor piece.  The lid and bottom bowl have beautiful, raised embossed roses and leaves all around.   It retains the original sticker on the bottom:  Royal Secret Scented Candle, Germaine Monteil Cosm. Corp, New York, 10019.  Made in Japan Exclusively for GERMAINE MONTEIL. 
  • Material:  Porcelain
  • Dimensions:  3.0 inches Tall,  and approx. 5.25 inches in Diameter.
  • Condition:   Vintage - Used. Excellent Condition.  There are no scratches, cracks, or chips on this piece.  Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are not new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear, and imperfections.  
Unlike other famous cosmetics brands, Germaine Monteil was a real person.  Born in France in 1898, Monteil moved to the United States in the early 1930s.  She started as a dressmaker, in New York-based and became known for her French fashion designs using prints that became very popular in the U.S.  She was also a cosmetician and founded the cosmetics and perfume company bearing her name.  In 1936, Monteil and her husband, Guy Bjorkman, founded the Germaine Monteil Cosmetiques Corp.   This company grew so much she left the fashion design business to concentrate on the cosmetics and skin care and perfumes.   She died in 1987, same year that her company was acquired by Revlon in 1987, from fashion house Yves Saint Laurent.  Later Revlon  sold the Germaine Monteil brand to Wilde Cosmetics GmbH in 2006.
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