Welcome!

Please understand that this website is not affiliated with any of the perfume companies written about here in any way, it is only a reference page and repository of information for collectors and those who have enjoyed the classic fragrances of days gone by.

One of the goals of this website is to show the present owners of the various perfumes and cologne brands that are featured here how much we miss the discontinued classics and hopefully, if they see that there is enough interest and demand, they will bring back these fragrances!

Please leave a comment below (for example: of why you liked the fragrance, describe the scent, time period or age you wore it, who gave it to you or what occasion, any specific memories, what it reminded you of, maybe a relative wore it, or you remembered seeing the bottle on their vanity table), who knows, perhaps someone from the company brand might see it.

Vintage Perfumes For Sale

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Vintage Silvestri Reproduction Perfume Bottles

In this guide I will show you the various new reproduction perfume bottles that are sometimes unfortunately being passed off as antique. I am sure that I will find many and this guide might be in several parts to showcase as many bottles as I can locate. I will note the manufacturers whenever possible. This guide is devoted to the perfume bottles by Silvestri.





As I understand it, Silvestri started selling reproduction antique perfume bottles sometime in the late 1980s and into the 1990s. The bottles were made in Taiwan for Silvestri. Sometimes you will find the bottles and their original boxes, but a lot of the time, you will just find the bottle. Silvestri is a trade name used by the company Syratech.


Syratech Corporation (the 'Company") designs, manufactures, imports and markets a diverse portfolio of tabletop, giftware and products for home entertaining and decoration. The Company is one of the leading domestic manufacturers and marketers of sterling silver flatware and sterling silver and silver-plated hollowware. The Company also offers a number of other complementary tabletop, giftware and products for home decoration including stainless steel flatware, picture frames, photo albums, photo storage, glassware, crystal, ceramics, lawn and garden and seasonal decorations and ornaments, lighting, and small
furnishings.

The Company sell its products through a broad array of distribution channels, including retail specialty stores, department stores, specialty mail order catalogue companies, mass market merchandisers, warehouse clubs, premium and incentive marketers, drug store chains, supermarkets and home centers. The Company markets its products under numerous and well-recognized tradenames including the Company owned Towle Silversmiths®, Wallace Silversmiths®, International Silver Company®, and Rochard® and Silvestri® tradenames, and under license agreements, the tradenames Cuisinart®, SpodeTM, and Vera Wang®.

The Company's products in this category are imported from the Company's third-party vendors located primarily in the Asia Pacific Rim. The channels of distribution for these products include mass-market merchandisers, department stores, warehouse clubs and specialty stores.

Perfume Bottles

The perfume bottle shown below is a reproduction of an antique bottle. This is their "Sarah" bottle and features a draped nude amongst flowers and is made of pink glass. The original antique bottle is clear glass and has an applied pink patina over very satiny smooth frosted molded designs, the molding is also very crisp, whereas the reproduction is blurry and the frosted areas are very rough looking.

Below is a reproduction of an early bottle. The original bottle is clear and frosted glass, painstakingly molded with floral decoration which then had applied rose colored patina to the frosted areas.the reproduction bottle is clear glass, cobalt or pink glass with molded decoration, sometimes the molded areas are given a silver enamel finish, note that the molding is not crisp.

Check out this website to see the bottles: Real or Repro




1 comment:

  1. Hi! I have an art deco Silvestri Reproduction Perfume Bottle, pale purple in color. It looks different from any you posted on eBay. Do you want a photo of it for your collection? Do you know what these are worth?

    ReplyDelete

All comments will be subject to approval by a moderator. Comments may fail to be approved or may be edited if the moderator deems that they:
contain unsolicited advertisements ("spam")
are unrelated to the subject matter of the post or of subsequent approved comments
contain personal attacks or abusive/gratuitously offensive language