Glass perfume bottles were originally designed to hold fragrance to help cover up body odours, were used at ceremonies for the gods, and were used to ward off evil spirits. Something so beautiful used to cover the malodorous seems such a waste of beauty, but in ancient times, perfume bottles were more functional than fancy. […]
Glass Perfume Bottles
Blogs about the alluring beauty of glass perfume bottles. The history of glass perfume bottles dates back hundreds of years and, as well as featuring some of the most famous Glass Perfume Bottles’ UK makers, the glass perfume bottle blogs will feature articles on some of the most amazing perfume bottle makers from right around the world. Expect lots of glamorous images of the world’s finest glass perfume bottles, along with histories and biographies of the great and the good.
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The holiday season is defined by shimmering reflections and refractions; light glowing softly from strung bulbs, dancing through bubbly liquid as it swirls within the crystal, and shimmering off of colourful ornaments strewn about our homes and offices. At no other time of the year is the aesthetic influence of glass on our lives so
We humans love surprises, secrets, the mystique of hidden treasure and sudden delights to the senses; it is little wonder, then, that the miniature and wearable perfume bottles of old hold such thrill and fascination for their collectors. While many of those heavily invested in collecting antique perfume bottles focus on the large (and obviously
When searching for the ultimate gift for the special lady in your life, you need to think like she does and choose what she would choose. Chocolates, flowers, and clothes are out of the question; chocolates may make her pile in the pounds, flowers will fade away, and clothes may not fit her or she
When you ask a collector of glass perfume bottles what it is that made them start to collect in the first place, there is a good chance you will be met with a variety of different answers. Some will talk about the sheer beauty of the vintage pieces, many of which can easily be deemed
Our new range of Art Deco Perfume Bottles are lovingly handmade by Carl Radke. Carl was one of the Art Glass pioneers that reignited the Renaissance in Art Glass in 70s America. Carl specialises in Lustre Art Glass, first introduced to the world by Tiffany & Co. in 1881. Its popularity reached its peak around
The modern perception of perfume bottles centres very strongly around French artists and designers, likely owing to the fact that it was a French artist (Rene Lalique, in partnership with Francois Coty) who introduced the concept of affordable yet creatively designed glass perfume bottles (that were actually sold containing perfume, a novelty at the time)
By the late 1800s, famous artist Rene Lalique had already changed the face of jewellery-making forever, having convinced Victorian consumers and collectors that the design of a piece of jewellery was just as, if not more, important than the value of the stones set in it. His nature-inspired pieces, which often depicted animals and the