On May 2, 2015 in Spartanburg, SC, the Perfume Bottles Auction broke all previous records with a total result of $533,724. Standing tall, with it’s $67,000 result was the exceedingly rare 16 inch Christian Dior silk doghouse with figural bottle, created in 1956 marking the tenth anniversary of the House of Dior.

The auction represented a fine selection of 302 bottles and objects by notable glassmakers including a rare Julian Viard bottle for Colmy “C’est Un Secret” (19,000).

A fine grouping of Lalique glass included: the first complete bottle that Rene Lalique designed for a perfumer, the 1909 “Cyclamen” for Coty ($19,200); the 1912 blue glass bee-stoppered “Au Couer des Calices” for Coty ($6,600); the 1925 figural ashtray created exclusively for Jeanne Lanvin ($3,600); and the 1909 Egyptian inspired “Scarbee” powder box for L.T. Piver sealed with contents in it’s original box ($16,800).

The collection offered 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 (each brought $5,700).

Highlighting the art glass and 1800s Palais Royal selections was a green opaline glass and gilt bronze horse drawn carriage ($3,900).

Presentations from fashion houses included items from Paul Poiret, Schiaparelli, Babani, Lucien Lelong, Hattie Carnegie, and Jean Patou. Also offered were powder boxes, atomizers, and other unique vanity items.

This IPBA hosted event is the longest running specialty auction of perfume bottles in the world and returning clients have come to expect unique, undocumented, and seldom seen bottles to appear in the Perfume Bottles Auction.

Consignments now being accepted for the 2016 Perfume Bottles Auction.

For information: 800-942-0550, or ken@perfumebottlesauction.com.

Preview Auction 2015