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Dollars and scents: Lalique perfume bottle sells for nearly 58 times high estimate

Lalique cameo glass perfume bottle ‘Trois Groupes De Deux Denseuses,’ 4.75 inches with dancing nude figures around the shoulders and a floral medallion stopper. Sold by Akiba Antiques through LiveAuctioneers for $57,950 against a pre-sale estimate of $100-$1,000. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers and Akiba Antiques

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – Many believe that buying what one likes, as opposed to speculating on an object’s potential to increase in value, is the only sensible way to collect, whether it’s comic books or French cameo glass. The globetrotting Florida couple who acquired this elegant Rene Lalique perfume bottle during their travels across Europe probably never gave a thought to its value beyond its obvious beauty, but both their taste and innate buying sense proved to be impeccable. The 4.75-inch rose-hued vessel, in flawless condition and etched with an “R Lalique” signature, was auctioned on April 26 for $57,950.

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