Books and Fragrance Books Including Perfume Bottles and Vanity
items for the collector...Also Books about Antique Jewelry
Hastins Avon Collectors'
Official Guide for Avon Bottle & Cpc Collectors (Bud
Hastin's Avon and Collector's Encyclopedia, 17th ed) Avon
Bottle and Value Guide.
of the World 2005
by Michael Edwards
world's most comprehensive annual fragrance manual.
More than 3,600 fragrances for women and men. The only
guide that matches women's and men's fragrances, family
by family. An essential reference for retailers, perfumers,
and perfume lovers. Includes: Fragrances of all major
houses, artisan houses, color images, bilingual English/French.
Fragrances: How to Select Your Perfume Wardrobe-The Women's
Guide to Prestige Perfumes
by Jan Moran
descriptions of many perfumes (over 300). Good for those
who want an idea of what is in their favorite perfume,
those who are looking for a new one, and those, like me,
who just plain enjoy reading voluptuous descriptions of
fragrances (the adjectives abound!)
I recommend it.
by Jan Moran
entertaining collection of more than 700 fragrances
for women and men, Fabulous Fragrances II is the second
edition in the best selling series from fragrance expert
Jan Moran, with a Foreword by Bijan. Fashion columnist
Mr. Blackwell states: "A fabulous fragrance is
the epitome of chic and the height of elegance; nobody
knows this better than Jan Moran."
Perfume Bottles and Boudoir Accessories,
by Jacquelyne Y. Jones North, Jacquelyne Jones-North,
Ken Leach, Ruth Forsythe, France
classic book has been out of print for five years, and
used copies have actually sold for $200 on the Internet.
Now this volume is back in print in a greatly expanded,
revised edition. All pages of the original edition have
been retained and more than 800 perfume bottles are
shown in color. The revised edition adds new essays
by three leading perfume bottle authorities. Ken Leach
describes America's fascination with perfume bottles
and related items (c. 1910-1950), with special attention
to the role played by Hollywood. Ruth Forsythe writes
about recent reproductions of Czech perfume bottles.
Madeleine France provides new historical perspectives
and offers a hierarchy of perfume bottle categories
to aid the collector.
Accompanying these essays are 62 new photographs in
spectacular color. With the addition of this new material,
the book has expanded from 128 to 16 pages. An up-to-date
1999 price guide concludes the work. This book provides
essential information to collectors, and is a visual
delight to all lovers of beauty.
Perfume, Cologne and Scent Bottles
by Jacquelyne North, Duane A. Young
1028 breath-taking color photographs and extensive research,
Jacquelyne North has captured the enchantment of perfume
bottles throughout the ages in a newly revised edition
reflecting today's market. Beginning with the earliest
available information (6th century B.C.) through our
most contemporary designs, this book offers the reader
heretofore unattainable information and an exquisite
collection of illustrations. Many of the bottles pictured
are currently available to collectors. These wonderful
photographs are further enhanced by a concise history
covering perfume, cologne, scent, atomizer and fan-stopper
bottles from Northern Europe, American, Bohemia and
Japan. Over 270 patent illustrations are presented as
part of a comprehensive chapter on commercial bottles.
In addition a directory of perfume makers and scents
and a useful price guide are included. Special emphasis
has been given to bottles by Lalique as well as those
made in Czechoslovakia. Glass, porcelain and silver
are some of the materials discussed in the creation
of scent containers. Rounding out the book are chapters
on Dime-Store novelty bottles and tips on care and presentation
of scent bottles. This book is unquestionably one-of-a-kind,
appealing not only to the collector but to anyone who
has ever experienced the magic of what these special
bottles have to offer in addition to the fragrances
Perfume Bottles (A Schiffer Book for Collectors)
by Glinda Bowman
detailed miniature perfume bottles have always fascinated
collectors. This book, packed with full-color pictures,
is the first to document these miniatures. From the
demure and delicate antique bottles of the last century,
dramatic and striking Art Deco bottles of the 1920s,
and graceful bottles of the World War II era, to today's
variety, Glinda Bowman's book covers the range. The
top makers are well-represented, including Lalique,
Guerlain, Coty and Lentheric, with a special section
of the popular bottle produced by Avon. Bowman has also
compiled a fascinating history of perfume.
Miniature Perfume Bottles
by Glinda Bowman
extravagant array of miniature perfume bottles fills
these full-color pages, pure rapture for those who love
scent, beautiful glasswork, and the mystique of the
truly elegant. While collectors of full-sizes perfume
bottles have always found a place for a few choice "minis"
on their shelves, these are a growing trend to specialize
in these little beauties in their own right. From the
Victorian era through the beginning of the 20th century,
from the world wars through the 1990s, this book has
it all! Over 600 brilliant photographs show every detail
and each bottle is identified by fragrance, perfumer,
size, and era. Significant glassmakers are discussed,
and their works are identified. This book has bottle-by-bottle
guide to current market values.
Atomizer: An Object With Atmosphere
by Tirza True Latimer
atomizers are avidly collected today. In this exquisite,
color-illustrated new book, hundreds of atomizers are
displayed and identified. A well-documented text, descriptive
captions and over 400 color photographs demonstrate
the diverse and beautiful variety of bottles and dispensers
which make up the atomizer world. Art Nouveau, Art Deco
and Moderne styles reflect the changing tastes of the
public. Well-known designers and manufacturers, including
Rene Lalique, Marcel Franck, Baccarat, St. Louis, and
Bohemian glassmakers, contributed to this by-gone and
by Joanne Ball, Dorothy Hehl Torem, Joanne Dubbs Ball
magnificent new book explores the history of the perfume
bottle, from dusty fragments found in Mesopotamian ruins,
through the Middle Ages and the Victorian era, to the
most resplendent examples of modern glassmaking. It
even includes a Lalique bottle not yet released to the
public! Other major bottle designers and manufacturers
are discussed-Stiegel, De Vilbliss, Baccarat, and Saint
Gobain Desjonquere, to name a few-along with perfumers
who were instrumental in the growth of the industry
in this century, from Crown and Caron to Elizabeth Arden.
In over 400 full-color photographs, this beautiful book
shows the perfume containers (including miniatures,
solids, advertising fans, and the gigantic display factice)
that most entrance today's collectors. Includes current
value guide, meticulous documentation, and glorious
Collector's Handbook of Miniature Perfume Bottles
by Jeri Lyn Ringblum
handbook provides hundreds of clear color photographs
and fascinating stories which reveal volumes about each
fragrance, far beyond the size of the bottles. These
miniature bottles are popular collectibles today and
this useful book contains information to satisfy the
most discriminating taste. Fragrance names, their creators,
launch dates, bottle and package designs and dimensions
are all here, as well as a price guide in the captions
to reflect today's fragrance market
and Bathroom Glassware of the Depression Years
by Margaret Whitmyer, Kenn Whitmyer
primary consideration of this reference is vanity and
powder room container made by American glass companies
during the first half of the twentieth century. The
most prolific period of production was the era from
the mid-1920s until the mid-1930s - a time in America's
past which is often referred to as the "Great Depression."
products of interest for most collectors - which are
examined in this book - include both figural and non-figural
containers for face and body powder, perfune, bath salts,
soap, cold cream and lotions.
prices in the book represent retail for mint condition
pieces. Pricing has been obtained from dealer listings,
flea market and show observations, trade publications
and from collectors.
Michael Edwards & Co.
and Men’s commercial fragrances described by note
and separated by families. This manual is designed for
those who sell perfume to help them predict the fragrances
that customers are more likely to buy.
Estee Lauder Solid Perfume Compact Collection 1967-2001
by Roselyn Gerson
& Vogue Ladies' Compacts Identification & Value
Guide: Identification & Value Guide (Vintage Ladies
Compacts: Identification & Value Guide)
by Roselyn Gerson
Encyclopedia of Compacts Carry Alls & Face Powder
by Laura M. Mueller
volume, along with volume 2, is the best place to learn
about compacts and how to collect them. Gorgeous photos,
all in color, covering every possible category of compact
imaginable. Mueller covers compact and makeup history,
from Egyptian times to the turn of the 20th century
to the demise of artistically designed compacts in the
1960s. Any reader will be educated in the world of compacts
after going through these two volumes. A quality guide/encyclopedia.
books by many authors on the subject of Carnival Glass.
Here are some good ones.
Glass - Collectible
Big Book of Vaseline Glass (Schiffer Book for Collectors.)
by Barrie W. Skelcher
for collecting and identifying Depression Glass
Antiques and Collectibles Price List, 37th Edition (Kovels'
Antiques and Collectibles Price List)
most popular price guide for collectors, dealers and
appraisers. As America's passion for antiques and collectibles
continues to grow, this new edition is indispensable.
Over 500 categories - Everything from ABC plates to
Zane pottery is easily accessible in the 37th edition
of this annual bestseller. This new edition features:
An exclusive market report on record-setting prices
of the past year.
•A new 16-page full-color insert
• More than 50,000 new items and prices—what
collectors really paid at shows, sales, nationwide auctions,
and on the Internet.
• More than 400 black-and-white photographs, plus
hundreds of factory marks and identifying logos.
New Dictionary of Marks : Pottery and Porcelain 1850
to Present (Kovel's Dictionary of Marks)
New Dictionary of Marks provides the quickest and easiest
way for professional and amateur collectors to identify
more than 3,500 American, European, and Oriental marks.
The perfect companion to the Kovels' original best-seller,
Kovels' Dictionary of Marks--Pottery and Porcelain:
1650 to 1850 (still in print after more than 42 years
and 41 printings), Kovels' New Dictionary of Marks is
the most comprehensive reference for nineteenth- and
twentieth-century marks. Together, the two volumes are
an indispensable guide to porcelain and pottery marks
of the last four centuries.
Know Your Antiques, Revised and Updated (Kovel's Know
every collector who wants to know how to evaluate, purchase,
and care for antiques and collectibles, this revised
and updated edition of Kovels' Know Your Antiques will
be a valuable companion.
With more than 300 photographs and line drawings, a
clear, concise text, and extensive up-to-date bibliographies,
this book will help you determine if there is anything
of value in the inherited belongings of Aunt May, or
whether that zealously guarded Stradivarius violin is
genuine or fake.
Know Your Antiques covers everything from pottery, silver,
and glass to furniture, prints, and rugs. The Kovels
show how a tape measure and magnet can help prove the
age of antique furniture, how to test for old silver
with a fingernail, how to date cut glass and porcelain
by their marks, and much more.
book also contains a list of current price guides, publications,
and collector clubs that provide additional help and
information. With Kovels' Know Your Antiques, you will
learn how to buy almost any antique with a shrewd eye
toward present and future value.
and Terry Kovel have been described as "the unquestioned
authorities in the antiques and collectibles field."
They have authored more than 60 books, including the
best-selling Kovels' Antiques & Collectibles Price
List. They write a nationally syndicated column for
hundreds of newspapers, a monthly column for House Beautiful,
and a subscription-only national newsletter, Kovels
on Antiques & Collectibles. Their shows air regularly
on public and cable television.
Antiques Price Guide (Schroeder's Antiques Price Guide)
Hastins Avon Collectors' Encyclopedia:
Official Guide for Avon Bottle & Cpc Collectors (Bud
Hastin's Avon and Collector's Encyclopedia, 17th ed)
in Czechoslovakia (Made in Czechoslovakia)
by Ruth A. Forsythe
published in 1982, this now-classic book did much to awaken
an interest in the glass and pottery made in Czechoslovakia
from 1918 to 1938. Highlights include 763 items illustrated
in excellent color.
The categories feature cased art glass, candy baskets,
perfume bottles, puff boxes, lamps, jewelry, and novelties.
In addition, there are sections on opaque, crystal, and
colored transparent glass, as well as pottery, porcelain,
and semi-porcelain. Included is a brief history of Czechoslovakia
and a chapter illustrating 37 different trademarks. An
up-to-date price guide accompanies the book.
& Collecting Antique Beaded Purses
by Evelyn Haertig
Purses: At Their Best (Schiffer Book
by Lynell K. Schwartz
beautiful diversity of high-quality vintage purses is
presented through a friendly and informative text and
522 beautiful color photographs. Chosen from among the
leading private dealer and museum collections, these
primarily nineteenth and twentieth century purses are
among the finest glass-beaded metal, tapestry, embroidered,
plastic, and home-crafted examples known. The book includes
histories of the leading manufacturers such as Bliss,
Napier, Whiting & Davis and Mandalian along with
catalogs, advertising, trade, cards, and original drawings
which anchor the purses in their respective periods.
This book will delight all fashion enthusiasts. The
price guide reflects the collectors' market today.
& Contemporary Purse Accessories: Identification
& Value Guide
Author: Roselyn Gerson
& Vogue Ladies' Compacts Identification & Value
Guide: Identification & Value Guide:
Ladies Compacts: Identification & Value Guide) (Hardcover)
by Roselyn Gerson "Most compact collectors at one time
or another have said to me, "Roz, you must have every
compact that there is..." (more)
SIPs: brushed goldtone, rouge compartments, round goldtone
compact, polished goldtone, goldtone compact lid decorated
CAPs: Estee Lauder, Elgin American, Richard Hudnut, Art
Deco, Gaffery of Compacts (more)
Legends: French Feminine Fragrances
by Michael Edwards
extraordinary book covers the most impacting fragrances
on both the public and the industry. From conception
to development to launches, it gives a thorough history
of these wonderscents.Each chapter is a specific scent,
covering the designer, the fragrance creators, the bottle
development and all the dirty little secrets of how
they got to the top. The book thoroughly covers 45 perfumes
(I think he missed a few) including greats like Chanel
#5, Shalimar,Anais Anais and Angel. Mr. Edwards also
gives a composition rundown, But this is a little confusing
if you are not familiar with his Fragrance Manual. Required
reading for any fragrance nut.
Nouveau, 1890-1914 by Paul Greenhalgh
Nouveau exploded onto the art and design scene in the
early 1890s and spread rapidly throughout the Western
world. This lush volume-created to accompany a major museum
exhibition that opened at the Victoria & Albert Museum,
London, before moving to the National Gallery of Art,
Washington, D.C., in October 2000-is the most beautiful,
complete, and wide-ranging study ever published on this
enormously popular and influential style.
wealth of illustrations and rare period photographs showcase
masterpieces in all mediums-from Tiffany lampshades, Mucha
posters, Klimt paintings, and Lalique jewelry to architecture
by Victor Horta, Antoni Gaud, and Louis Sullivan. The
text, by 20 leading scholars, is a timely reappraisal
of a style that flourished at the turn of the last century,
in a world grappling with new ideas and rapid social change.
Decadent yet popular, both loved and hated, Art Nouveau
gave rise to the concept of an all-encompassing "lifestyle
environment"-a total work of art designed to appeal
to the broadest possible audience.
season's most scintillating art book, Art Nouveau, 1890-1914
will be unrivaled for years to come.
GREENHALGH is head of research at the Victoria & Albert
Museum, London. Former head of art history at Camberwell
College of Art, he is the author of several books and
articles, and a contributor to Abrams' A Grand Design:
The Art of the Victoria and Albert Museum. He lives in
illustrations, 407 in full color, 496 pages, 81/4 x 93/4"
Brew: Secrets of Scents;
Here, Morwyn details the history, lore, and uses of perfumes,
incenses, magical sachets, potpourris, baths, and other
fragrance formulas and applies them to ritual magic, healing,
and perfumery. Included are formulas, spells, and rituals
that take advantage of the power of scent to create magic
in your daily life. Experienced Witches will enjoy this
volume as a valuable addition to their occult library, as
it includes a veritable encyclopedia of data on scores of
perfumes and other fragrance materials. Others will find
the comprehensive information which is organized for easy
reference an invaluable guide for the use of scents.