IPBA Let's Go Birdwatching!

It’s no secret that vendors of perfume and vanity items play upon our fantasies.  This is an occasional series of articles on various youthful fantasies that are explored through perfume bottles and vanity items.

If your collection includes an item that applies to these themes, please submit them to our Virtual Museum, and we will add them to these pages.  See Submission Guidelines.

Pick one of our pairs of binoculars, and then let’s go birdwatching!  In addition to our large flock of doves above, we have baby chicks, birds of paradise, bluebirds, budgies, cockatoos, eagles, flamingos, geese, hummingbirds, kingfishers, ostriches, owls, parakeets, parrots, peacocks, pelicans, pheasants, robins, storks, swallows, swans, and a few imaginative others.  Can you find them all?

This is our most comprehensive fantasy yet, covering the vast majority of categories in our Virtual Museum: art glass; Baccarat; Cameo glass; commercial; compacts; crown tops; Czech; Depression glass; DeVilbiss; early scent bottles; Lalique; misc. vanity items; novelties; powder boxes, jars and envelopes; trade cards; trade catalogs; solid perfumes; and Victorian items! Can you identify at least one item from each of these categories?

Binocular Bottles With Case

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Cologne Binoculars by Daniel R. Bradley & Son, Cork Stopper

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Binoculars Figural Bottles

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Cologne Binoculars by Daniel R. Bradley & Son (Metal Caps)

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Double Scent Container Like Opera Glasses

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Swan Laydown by Thomas Webb & Sons

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Blue Swan Laydown Cameo Glass Bottle

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“Pompeïa” Scent Card by L. T. Piver – 1910

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“Floramye” 1939 Scent Card by L. T. Piver

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“Kéora” by Jean Couturier

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“Tweety Bird” Vanity Set by Tiffin

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Anses Perroches (Parakeet Handles)

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Golden Bird Solid Perfume by Estée Lauder

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Compiegne Powder Jar

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“Electrique” by Max Factor

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Pink Czech Bird Bottle

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“Love Bird” Presentation by Avon

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Tambourine Compact by Lucien Lelong

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“Mémoire Chérie” Easter Egg Presentation by Elizabeth Arden

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Budgies Compact by Gwenda

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Parakeet Compact by Laughton

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Enamel/Silver Vanity Set

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Enamel Flamingo Compact by Stratton

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Golden Goose by Mosell

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Double Eagle Compact by Wadsworth

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Chinese Pheasant Oriental Egg by Avon

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Side Opening Silver Bottle With Peacock

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“Giacobello pris son envol en riant” by Federico Restrepo

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“Le Jade” Powder Box by Roger et Gallet

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Swans Compact by Stratton

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“Maiglöckchen” by George Dralle

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Robin Bottle by Tappan

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Leda & the Swan by Hoffmann

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Art Deco Flamingo Compact by Vanstyle

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Florida Compact

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“L’Aimant” Swan Presentation by Coty

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“Les Feuillages” Flacon by D’Heraud

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Mitcham Lavender

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“Colibri” Powder Box by Dralle

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“Imperial Cédib” Powder Box by Cédib

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“Poudre Innoxa” Powder Box by Innoxa

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Bouchon Trois Hirondelles (Three Swallows Stopper)

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Duck Bottle by Schmidt

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“Jonteel” Compact by Langlois

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Florida Compact by Dorset Fifth Avenue

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“Straw Hat Perfume” Scent Card by Fabergé Perfumes – 1960’s

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“Ambre” Owl Solid Perfume by Brecher

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Trois Paons (Three Peacocks) Hand Mirror by Rene Lalique

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Owl Cameo Bottle by Daniel Pearce

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“Polvos de Arroz Madreperla” Powder Box by Perfumería Gal

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Green and Yellow Bird Crown Top

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1930 Catalog by Roger et Gallet

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“Chypre” Compact by Violet

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Precious Peacock Solid by Estée Lauder 2003

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“Cipria Loredana” Powder Box by Vidal

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“Le Roy Soleil” by Schiaparelli

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“Polvos de Arroz” Powder Box by Dothi

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“Fleurs d’Amour” Powder Jar by Roger et Gallet

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“Polvos Macarados” Powder Box by Parera

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“Nylotis” Powder Box by Nyal (Agra)

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“Le Matin Au Bois” Powder Box by Lenthéric

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Swan Powder Puff

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Zsolnay Porcelain Perfume

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“Evening in Paris” Owl Presentation by Bourjois

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“Polvos Czarda” Powder Box by Luxana

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“L’air du Temps” Limited Edition Birdcage Presentation by Nina Ricci

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“Poudre de Beaute” Powder Box by Gibbs

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“L’Air du Temps” by Nina Ricci 50th Anniversary Limited Edition

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Three Chickens by Samson of Paris

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Monochrome Peacock Crown Top

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“Romance of the South Seas” by Lioret

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“Heliotrope” Owl Presentation by Kamaya

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Ostrich Crown Top Bottle

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“Ambre de Delhi” by Parfums Babani

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Owl Novelty Perfume

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“Dream of Peace” Trench Art Bottle

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Baby Chick Novelty

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Monochrome Owls by Schafer & Vater

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Pelican Figural for “Orange Blossom” by Bo-Kay

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Miami Wooden Compact by Pilcher

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“New Horizons” by Ciro Advertisement – 1942

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Cockatoo Crown Top by Schafer & Vater

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French Enamel Scent Bottle

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Murano Glass Atomizer with Swan Stem

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Victorian Queenshead Perfume

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Le Coq D’Or Solid Perfume by Corday

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Yellow Penguin Bottle

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Powder Jar – Green Kingfisher

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Atomizer Pair with Green Kingfisher Decoration

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Pheasant Pendant Vanity Case by Briggs

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Chicken by Thomas Webb and Sons

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“Jonteel” by Langlois Advertisement – 1920

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White Swan Bottle

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“Rondo” by Elves

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“Le Muguet Du Bonheur” by Caron Advertisement – 1958

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Bloodstone Bottle With Bird Finial

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“Le Jade” and “Fleurs d’Amour” by Roger et Gallet Advertisement – 1924

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“L’Air du Temps” by Nina Ricci Advertisement – 1994

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Parrot Bottle From Limoges

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“Vain” by Park and Tilford Advertisement – 1957

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Perfumes by Harriet Hubbard Ayer Advertisement

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“Parfum Noël Joyeux” by Bo-Kay

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Seely’s Perfumes Scent Card

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Harrach Red Stork Perfume Bottle by Moser

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Penguin Atomizer, DeVilbiss, Lenox

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“Endearing” by Bourjois Advertisement – 1951

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Marsh Birds English Cameo Perfume

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Bird of Paradise Crown Top

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“L’Air du Temps” Double Dove by Nina Ricci

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“Toujours Moi” Solid Perfume by Corday

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“Caricias” Powder Envelope by Myrurgia

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Art Glass Pink Flamingo Bottle

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“Mavis” Powder Box by Vivaudou

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Yellow Bird Compact by J. M. Fisher

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Blue Enameled Bottle by Fabergé

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“Endearing” Playing Card by Bourjois

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Parrot Novelty Bottle

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“Florida Water” Scent Card by Murray and Lanman

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Powder Sample Envelope by Nice-Flore

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“L’Air du Temps” Lantern Presentation by Nina Ricci

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Peacock Perfume by Royale de Champagne

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Moongleam Heisey Cologne with Duck Stopper

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“Parfum Imperial” by Lengyel

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Parrot Bottle From Limoges

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“The Allies” Trench Art Bottle

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“Hoyt’s German Cologne” Scent Card by E. W. Hoyt – 1894

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“Hallo! Coco!” by Jovoy

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Czech Flamingo Bottle

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Island Parakeet by Avon

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Yellow Bird “Charisma” by Avon

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Flamingo Crown Top

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Hand Painted Porcelain Perfume

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