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
But in the glittery (and sometimes gritty) world of vintage perfume bottles and vanity items, there are thousands of treasures to uncover. Each has a tale to tell and a chapter to add to your own story. Whether your curiosity is new or knowledgeable, we are all here to show and share in the delights and discoveries of our pursuits of perfume packaging and the lifestyles that started it all.
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Thou shalt talk abundantly about thy collection to anyone who will listen. Thou shalt not spend the lunch money on collectibles. Thou shalt keep all the original boxes, no matter how full the closets get. Thou shalt remember […]
So much more. That is the phrase that continues to describe the awe Gayle, Vic and I feel after two years of working on this book. More fabulous than we ever imagined. More shapes, sizes and colors than […]
The IPBA now has a special, low-cost membership option for art, art history, design, and glass making students interested in studying the history, and design of perfume bottles, and vanity items. IPBA membership will provide them with access […]
IPBA is preparing Convention 2021. Stay tuned as more information will come soon! Situated on Goat Island and surrounded by Narragansett Bay, the Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina offers the seclusion of a private island and yet is […]
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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 […]