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TAKE A SELFIE OF YOURSELF OR WITH YOUR PARTNER UNDER THE MISTLETOE PENDANT LAMP OF THE GYÖRGY RÁTH VILLA BETWEEN 3 AND 19 DECEMBER AND WIN ONE OF THE GUERLAIN PERFUME GIFT PACKAGES OR THE PROGRAMME TICKETS FOR TWO AND THE BOOK PACKAGE!

How to participate

  • Follow the Museum of Applied Arts on Instagram: www.instagram.com/iparmuveszeti
     
  • Visit the British room on the ground floor of the György Ráth Villa and take a selfie under the mistletoe pendant lamp of yourself or with your partner between 3 and 19 December. Tradition dictates that under the lamp you may steal or blow a kiss. Read about the meaning of mistletoe below.
     
  • Upload the photo on your own public Instagram page and do not forget to add the #monguerlain #kissrath hashtags.
     
  • If you do not have an Instagram account, send the photo in an email to send an e-mail Please send us your name and telephone number too.
     
  • During your visit we kindly ask you to adhere to the visitors’ rules of the György Ráth Villa, and do not touch the exhibited objects, furniture or the lamp.

Prizes

From the distributor of Guerlain Hungary:
• 2 bottles of women’s perfume, the new Guerlain Mon Guerlain Intense edp, 50ml
• 1 bottle of Guerlain L’Homme Ideal COOL edt for men, 50 ml

From the Museum Education Department of the Museum of Applied Arts:
• 2 tickets for 2 to one of the programmes of the György Ráth Villa in 2020 (the programme will be chosen by the winner), and the set of books from the György Ráth Villa

The winners will be selected on 20 December 2019. Winners will be notified via an Instagram message, by phone or a text message, and by email.

A kiss under the mistletoe pendant lamp...

The mistletoe pendant lamp of the British room was designed and manufactured by Gyula Jungfer at the end of the 19th century. He was a well renowned metalworker throughout Europe at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The lamp is decorated with multiple motifs: bird’s foot holding a twig, oak leaf and acorn. The small twigs are decorated with mistletoe bunches.
Mistletoe is a symbol of Christmas, of forgiveness, love, vivacity and fertility. According to Anglo-Saxon traditions, couples who stand under the mistletoe and exchange a kiss will be lovers for life.

Perfume at the turn of the century

Perfume was a real luxurious item in Europe throughout the centuries. In 1889, however, synthetically created modern perfume was born – with synthetic components such as vanillin and coumarin. Later floral fragrances became dominant: rose, lilac, lily of the valley, jasmine and viola. Although perfume had become cheaper, more affordable and accessible, it still was not an everyday item but a little bit of festive luxury for the middle class.

Back in those good old days also perfume packaging and bottles were designed with great care. Perfume bottles designed by René Lalique are among the most prestigious pieces in the collection of the Museum of Applied Arts. The French Guerlain Perfume was already in use at the turn of the century. Its one-time design and that of our days are very much akin.

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