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
General Category History
Category Personal Care
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 3, Shelf 5
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
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
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
Date FEB 22,2015
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