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The Godfather Box Appears

R. Lalique Du Barry BoxFor those Marlon Brando fans out there, the appearance of the seldom seen R. Lalique Du Barry box coming up at auction on November 19th, and which is referred to in certain esoteric circles as “The Godfather Box”, brings back fond memories of what was perhaps Brando’s greatest modern movie role. The box appeared in the original Godfather Movie released in 1972 (was it that long ago – 48 years as of 2020?) in a bit of a cameo appearance. A Du Barry is coming up for sale at Kodner Galleries in Florida. Most times you see this box with the cover missing (go figure!), but this one is apparently complete. Next time you see the original movie, watch for it! And when you contact Kodner Galleries, don’t forget to tell them you saw this great R Lalique box here, at RLalique.com. And for all the information we have about the Du Barry Box including many sale examples plus a link to the movie clip showing the box with Brando, see the Du Barry Box Model Page in the Rene Lalique Catalogue.

Original Date: 11-2008.
Updated: 11-2020.

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One Response to “The Godfather Box Appears”

  1. 1 says:

    This “Godfather of All Boxes” sold for $2800 plus a 22% premium, for a total price of $3416. A nice deal for rare an unusual box with a tie to Vito Corleone et al! In the same sale, a Senart Vase in opalescent glass with some patina, made $4600 plus a premium of $1012 for a total price of $5612. A fair price for a neat vase you don’t see to often.

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