Perfume Auction Smells Of Success
The April 30th Perfume Bottles Auction held in conjunction with the International Perfume Bottle Association's annual convention in Reston, Va. once again surpassed all previous years results with active bidding from over 200 people in the sale room against phone and internet bidders around the globe. Prices include a 20% buyer's premium.
|Meissen, German porcelain bottle, modeled by Kaendler as a Harlequin, C.1800s - sold for $3900.|
|Czech Ingrid bottle, ruby jeweled glass with ivory stopper - sold for $9600.|
|R. Lalique for Gabilla "Narcisse," 1926 - sold for $11,400.|
|Roadster enameled silver purse with compartments, 1920s - sold for $24,000.|
Celebrity auctioneer Nicholas Dawes, Antiques Roadshow Appraiser and Lalique expert, entertained the room and kept the bidding lively. The Friday evening event featured a broad range of items and price points within the perfume and vanity categories with strong interest in pre-20th century bottles and all things rare and unusual.
Auction director, Ken Leach is already accepting items for next year's auction and can be reached via email at Ken@PerfumeBottlesAuction.com or by phone at (800) 942-0550.
The International Perfume Bottle Association is a not-for-profit organization. Next year's convention will be held at the Hilton Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale, Illinois on Apr. 28-May 1, 2011. For membership or convention information convention, visit www.perfumebottles.org or call (732) 492-2003.