A Norma Talmadge Tiffany & Co. gold perfume bottle
18kt gold, bearing the maker's mark used by Tiffany from 1907-47, engraved with a Deco style monogram, "NTS." Dating from Talmadge's 1916-1934 marriage to Joseph Schenck. Schenck and his brother Nicholas founded Loew's with Marcus Loew, and Joseph Schenck went on to found 20th Century Pictures with Darryl Zanuck. The sister of Natalie and Constance Talmadge, Norma was a 20-year old starlet when she married Schenck, a 38-year old theater executive. The actress and the executive were a powerful pair, and Schenck's guidance helped turn Talmadge into one of the top stars of the 1920s. Their union began to unravel after Talmadge reportedly fell in love with Gilbert Roland on the set of Camille (1927), and after two talkies, the actress retired from the screen in 1930.
This lot was acquired by the consignor from her parents, who were friends with Talmadge during her later years in Las Vegas.
3 3/8 x 1 1/4 in.; 86. 2 g