Friday, May 1, 2015

IPBA Annual Perfume Bottles Auction May 2, 2015

Just a heads up, if you want to get some great perfume bottles, then head on over to the Perfume Bottles Auction.

Perfume Bottles Auction 2015

100 Years of Glass Design - Auction 2015

NEW DAY - Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 5:00 pm

This year Ken Leach is is honored to represent a fine selection of bottles and objects by notable glass makers - most recently de-accessioned from an important East coast collection - comprising 300 lots of imaginative stylish glass design spanning 100 years.

A fine grouping of Lalique glass includes: the first complete bottle that Rene Lalique designed for a
 perfumer, the 1909 “Cyclamen” for Coty; the 1912 blue glass bee-stoppered “Au Couer des Calices” for Coty; the 1925 figural ashtray created exclusively for Jeanne Lanvin; and the1909 Egyptian inspired “Scarabee” powder box for L.T. Piver sealed with contents in it’s original box.

The collection offers two rarely seen Czech perfume bottles by Heinrich Hoffmann: one in opaque brown crystal and the other in opaque red-orange crystal, both with the highly desirable “hand chiseled” surface. Highlighting the art glass, and many 1800s Palais Royal selections is a green opaline glass and gilt bronze horse drawn carriage.

Presentations from fashion houses include items from Paul Poiret, Schiaparelli, Babani, Lucien Lelong, Hattie Carnegie, and Jean Patou. Standing tall among them is the exceedingly rare 16 inch Christian Dior silk doghouse with figural bottle, created in 1956 to mark 10 years of Dior in New York. Other commercial bottles from the collection include numerous examples in boxes representing a variety of glass makers and perfumers. 

Also offered are powder boxes, atomizers, and other unique vanity items.

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International Perfume Bottle Association

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Annual IPBA Perfume Bottles Auction

Annual IPBA Perfume Bottles Auction