Madison, WI (PRWEB) March 22, 2010
A new web site makes antique perfume bottle collecting easy. Whether someone is whimsical or determined during a search, it certainly is entertaining. It may be a surprise to learn that the record price for a perfume bottle at auction is something over $200,000 or that those little sample bottles we used to get for free at perfume counters in the 1960s can now bring as much as $300 or $400! A Perfume Bottle recently ignited a bidding war on eBay. The bottle attracted a virtual crowd with its unique Art Deco design (dated 1923) before selling at its final eBay price of $12,000. A 1997 Lalique factice (a display dummy) just sold for $799, a Mickey Mouse from 1930 went for over $800 and a Gorham Martelle, signed Tiffany, recently fetched over $17,000!
Collectors often have a preference for a particular kind of bottle and even tend to purchase just those kinds. Some bottle collectors might not be particular to a specific period yet lean in the direction of a particular color or shape, preferring the reds and oranges to the blues and greens, or even the tall bottles to the short types. Nonetheless, some simply acquire whatever strikes the eye.
Consider where to present the finds and place bottles together to see if they go well together. Generally a wide selection of shapes and sizes seem the most appealing. A windowsill is an exceptionally attractive place to set bottles together. Sunlight can shine in through the glass, illuminating dazzling bits of color throughout the area. An assortment on vintage trays is a great method to present your bottles. A recently renewed notion of displaying bottles is to tie a colorful ribbon around the neck of the bottle and suspend them in different lengths on a wall.
Visit garage sales and antique shops to find antique perfume bottles, but consider the limitations. The best way is to visit a website that specializes in them. One excellent new web site is available with a large variety of unique vintage bottles. The owner, Jane Langdon, offers many from her collection of over 30 years. (Jane is also a perfumer who makes long lasting alcohol free perfumes at House of Rose). Of note are some very rare bottles like one with a New York City skyline with the Twin Towers, a wood and silver bottle with medallions on top representing the Romanoff Dynasty with coins marked Nicholas II, 10 Kopek 1915 and Vol de Nuit by Guerlain in the original box. Vanity trays including German hand painted ones are also available as well as unique perfume embellished scarves.
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