Perfume Bottle Soars to $38K at IPBA Event

c1930 Czechoslovakian perfume bottle and stopper; blue crystal, dauber; jeweled and enameled metalwork at neck and all around. 7 1⁄2 in.

The recent International Perfume Bottle Association (IPBA) auction featuring Nicholas Dawes of the Antiques Roadshow saw one lot soar to $38,400. That hammer fell on a 1917 Baccarat Egyptian bottle. Other top lots included a rare 1922 Rosine bottle, Antinea ou au Fond e la Mer or bottom of the sea, which sold for $18,000. Also a 1930’s Czechoslovakian blue crystal bottle with an Egyptian motif selling for $12,000.

The auction was part of the IPBA’s recent convention in Pittsburgh.

1917 Baccarat, Monne Toute I’Egypte perfume bottle, cover, inner stopper; clear/frost crystal molded  label black patina. Baccarat mark, box 4 1/8 in.

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