Clear glass with Amber stopper
Frosted yellow figural fish
bottle in silk box c 1918
Bottle by Julian Viard
Black enamel and silver metal
Malachite and Lapis glass
Purse & Miniature
Face powder tin
by California Perfume Company
inspired by the renowned Japanese actress
Bottle by Josef Schmidt
Made by Marathon in 1929-30
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Do you have perfume bottles or vanity items that you are interested in selling? The PERFUME BOTTLES AUCTION, organized by renowned specialist Ken Leach, is the official auction of the International Perfume Bottle Association’s annual convention. This auction […]
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Both members and non-members may advertise in the IPBA Perfume Bottle Quarterly. Those who place ads for a full year, also get an ad here on the public portion of the IBPA website.
In the late 1920s and early 1930s, American manufacturers created a stunning variety of powder compacts reflecting the modern design concepts of what we now call Art Deco. The advent of the Great Depression had a devastating effect […]
If you haven’t done it already, it is time to renew your membership. Dues continue to be as follows: $55 for US $60 for Canada $65 for all other countries Please send a dues check (payable to IPBA) […]
To get the right information so that you can identify, insure, sell or simply appreciate your bottle you should become an educated consumer by researching your bottle or collection via several avenues – eBay, auction sites, the internet-at-large […]