IPBA Touring the Orient

NOTE: If you have a perfume bottle or vanity item that contributes to this theme, please submit it to our Virtual Museum, and we will add it to this page. See Submission Guidelines.

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Have you ever dreamed of touring the Orient? Seeing the pagodas and temple shrines with their Buddha statues? Participating in a traditional tea ceremony with a beautifully dressed Geisha? Perhaps purchasing a souvenir Chinese dragon, Mah Jongg game, ginger jar or snuff bottle? The Orient has been a source of fascination for the Western civilizations for centuries, and that fascination is reflected in perfume bottle designs and presentations as well as vanity items. Come join us on our tour!

Editor’s Note: Many of these items are a century old, and may reflect the stereotypes of prior generations.

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