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Object ID 003009

Object Name Talc L'Origan de Coty

Object Desc A metal canister of Coty's Talc L'Origan.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002706

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 5

Object Date

Start Year Range 1921

End Year Range 1930

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Coty,cosmetics,tins,powders,talcum powder,

Title Talc L'Origan de Coty

Description A flask shaped metal canister with a sliding door to allow the powder to come through the holes on top. The entire body of the canister is metal with shades of orange, gold, and yellow. There are images of leaves all over, with a trompe l'oeil cracks. "Talc l'origan de Coty" is written in an art nouveau-style font in an orange circle. Also says New York and Paris with weight and "blended in the U.S.A." There is still powder inside.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.81

Length 2.94

Width 1.19

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 3.7

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Coty

Maker Details French perfumer Francois Coty founded Coty in 1904. His fragrance l'origan was created in 1905 and was a bestseller. He also had a hand in designing the art nouveau packaging for his products. In 1921, the company spread to New York. The company now has ownership of many popular fragrances and cosmetic brands.

Maker Mark Coty


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Image Caption CMY2706



Date FEB 22,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Chrsitine Jankowski

Notes The metal is worn/tarnished along the edges and a little bit on the front and back.


Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 5 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin