Daum France Pâte de Verre Cactus Bottle



Designer: Hilton McConnico

Manufacturer: Daum France

Materials: Crystal bottle with pâte de verre stopper

Country of origin: France

Date: Late 1980s

Dimensions: 8.5” H x 2.5” W x 2.5” D 

Condition: New old stock in original box

Joseph Hilton McConnico, a Memphis Tennessee native, moved to Paris in 1965 to work for Yves Saint Laurent and Ted Lapidus. He went on to become a Cesar-winning movie set designer. In the 1980s he began designing objects for France’s best makers including Daum and Cristalleries de Saint Louis, combining his American aesthetic [think cacti and chili peppers] with French refinement, quality, and je ne sais quoi. McConnico began his collaboration with Daum France in 1987 and was the first American whose work became part of the Louvre's permanent collection of decorative art. This vanity bottle is unusual in its color, size, and signature.