by Daniel Pearce
Powder Box, c 1910
by J. M. Fisher
1998 Limited Edition by Lalique
Germany, circa 1930's
1996 Limited Edition
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The purpose of the International Perfume Bottle Association is to provide information and education about all aspects of perfume and scent bottles, compacts, purses, ephemera, and other related vanity items, including researching their uses, history, manufacture, and significance; to promote collecting of these items; and to promote fellowship among its members and outreach to other collectors.
Our 2022 Convention was truly a fun and memorable event!! We were so excited to be able to meet in person again and enjoyed the camaraderie of our collecting friends and meet some new ones too. It was […]
A FEW SET-UP BASICS: ISOLATE THE PRODUCT. The camera sees everything — so eliminate ALL background “clutter and confusion” by isolating the item on a plain, lint and dirt-free, pattern-free, seamless white or black background (depending on the […]
What is IPBA Day? IPBA Day was established by the IPBA Board in 2012 as a way to link members across the globe on the same day celebrating our passion for perfume bottles and vanity items. It has […]
Have you ever dreamt of traveling to Spain? Want to visit the cities of Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Avila, and Sevilla? To feel the breezes off the Ebro river? To check out the pottery in the Talavera region? To […]
IPBA’s 35th convention will be at the fabulous lakeside resort: Hilton Dallas | Rockwall Lakefront 2055 Summer Lee Drive, Rockwall, Texas The Lone Star Chapter is already planning a wonderful experience for you, deep in the heart of […]
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 […]