IPBA Touring the Orient

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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.

“Brin de Rêve” by Nice-Flore

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Musical Compact by Clover

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“Sandalwood” by Vantine’s Advertisement – 1913

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“Kobako” by Bourjois

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Vanity Set by Ciner

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“Geminesse” by Max Factor

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Oxford Lavender from Vantine’s

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“Hahna l’Etrange Fleur” by Rosine

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“La Fille du Roi de Chine” by Callot Soeurs

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Chinese Enameled Pomander Ball

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“Bamboo” Mini by Weil

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“Bambou” Pendant-Diffuser by Weil

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Chinese Pheasant Oriental Egg by Avon

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“Crêpe de Chine” Solid Perfume Pendant by F. Millot

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Tricycle Flower Cart Powered by Man in Coolie Hat

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“Corail d’Amour” by Vibert Freres

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“Gardenia” by Borsari Novelty Presentation

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“Enchanting Pagoda” Solid Perfume by Estée Lauder

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“Bambou” (edt and edc) by Weil

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Geisha Laydown Scent Bottle

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Japanese Tea Ceremony Compact

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“Chin China” Powder Box by Hughes Guerlain

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Powder Box by Youvenel

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“Chypre” by Rigaud

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Asian Man in Murano Art Glass

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“Mikado Bouquet” by Vantine’s

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“Bambou” by Weil

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“Japanese Honeysuckle” by Lazell

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“Narcissus” by Hotel Meurice

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“Flores de Tokio” Powder Box by Roger et Gallet

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“Soo-San” by Liberty & Company

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“Lotus de Chine” by Frylis

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“Nuit de Chine” by Rosine

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“Aladin” by Rosine

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“Byzar” by Colgate

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“La Fille du Roi de Chine” by Callot Soeurs

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“Sada-Yacco” by TEZhe

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"Gardenia" in Lacquer Box by Vantine's

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Chinese Export Silver Pomander

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Lucky Dragon Solid by Estée Lauder 2005

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“Caresse d’Amour” Powder Box by Muraour

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Vantine’s Japanese Lacquer Vanity Chest

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“A’Suma” by Coty

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“Mah Jongg” Perfume Bottle by Pleville

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Art Deco Figural Porcelain Perfumes

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Ting Shang by Rendes

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“Chu Chin Chow” by Bryenne

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“Saigon” by Parfums Babani

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“Pagoda” by Ravel

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Vantine’s Asian child

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“Chinese Junk” Solid Perfume by Estée Lauder

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“Gong” Powder Box by Parera

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“Beauty” Powder Box by Font y Cía

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“Gong” Powder Box by Parera

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“Le Jade” by Roger et Gallet

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“Tai-Pé” by Anjou

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“Le Fleur” by Vantine’s

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Asian Style Worcester Scent Bottle

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Japanese Comb and Mirror Set

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Seated Buddha by Bippus & Breidenbach

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“Jap Rose” by Kirk & Co.

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“Nuit de Chine” by Rosine Bookmark 1924

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“San Toy” Gift Set and Cologne by Wrisley

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“Poivre” by Caron Advertisement – 1955

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“Poivre” by Caron Advertisement – 1954

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“Bleu de Chine” by Isabey

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Chinese Man Crown Top

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Vantine’s Compact With Buddha

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“Oriental Delicat” 8-Sided Bottle by Robert

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“Chin-li” by Gabilla Advertisement – 1926

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“Pagoda” by Ravel – Deluxe Version

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Dios de Longevidad by Darjantyl

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Buddha Perfume by Nissery

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Red Ginger Jar Holding Atomizer

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“Gong” by Parera Advertising Statue

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“Budda Oriental Toilet Water” by Bonheur Co. Perfumery

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"Visia" Buddha Bottle by Vibert Fréres

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Footed Ginger Jar Perfume Lamp by Aerozon

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“Narcisse de Chine” Gift Set by Vivaudou

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Dragon Motif Perfume Lamp by DeVilbiss

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Jeweled Buddha Bottle by Hoffmann

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Oriental Man by Schafer & Vater

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Perfume in Bakelite Tube by CLÉ BER *** Paris

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Cantonfleur line -“Zimova” perfume by Tin Heong Chemical Co.

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Oriental Lady Perfume Lamp by Etling

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Loubarry of Paris

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Atomizer in Black Ginger Jar

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Asian Man Crown Top by Scheidig

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“Massatta” by Lazell

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“Shanghai” by Lenthéric Advertisement –1947

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“Asuma” by Coty Advertisement – 1947

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“Pagoda” and “Pagan” by Ravel Advertisement – 1946

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“Coral Fan” Lipstick by Chen Yu Advertisement – 1948

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Siamese Man by Sitzendorf

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“Mitsouko” by Guerlain Advertisement – 1968

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Chinese Man by Hertwig

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Oriental Man Atomizer by Keeler

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“Mary Wa Lee” Vanity Case by J. M. Fisher

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Happy Buddha Crown Top by Sitzendorf

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Chinese Man Porcelain Perfume

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“Happy Buddha” Crown Top by Sitzendorf

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Buddha Lamp by Aladin

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“Corylopsis of Japan” Powder Jar by Babcock

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Asian Woman with Urn Perfume Lamp

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“Cha Ming” and “Florient” by Colgate Advertisement – 1920

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“Mat-Su-Ki-Ta” by Crown Perfumery Co. Advertisement – 1894

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“Ming Toy” by Forest

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Perfume Burner with Chinese Vignettes

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Double Circle Perfume

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“Florida Water” Scent Card by Murray and Lanman

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Happy Buddha Crown Top by Sitzendorf

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“1925” by Rosine

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Siamese Lady by Sitzendorf

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“Subtilité” by Houbigant

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“Mah Jong” by Zinalia

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Green Scent Bottle with Gilded Chinese Decoration

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Oriental Figure Perfume Lamp

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Scent Bottle With Oriental Scene

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“Geisha Flowers” by Vantine’s

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Cologne With Red Pagoda

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Perfumes by Houbigant Advertisement – 1925

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Geisha Laydown Scent Bottle by David Loebl

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