Silver Perfume Bottles

Perfume bottles come in a variety of styles and forms. Often cast in silver or blown in glass with sterling embellishments, they evoke the bygone glamour and Old World elegance of the Victorian era. It was during this period that perfume bottles featuring overlaying, a process by which sterling is electroplated on top of blown glass, became must-have items.

Like a fine cigarette case, flask, or umbrella, glass and silver perfume bottles are technically unnecessary items, since their disposable equivalents abound. Still, they are irrefutably stylish. Few accouterments suggest class and sophistication as much as a sterling perfume bottle fabricated by the likes of Tiffany & Co. or Gorham.

Perfume bottles are both dramatic and charming whether you're storing your favorite scent in an Art Nouveau glass bottle with a silver cap or an unembellished sterling vessel in the shape of a heart. These items are impressive pieces of art that are noticed and admired by guests.


Quick Facts

  • Perfume bottles made by René Lalique and Emile Galle are among the most valuable and sought after
  • Emile Galle glass and sterling perfume bottles often fetch upwards of $5,000 at auction
  • While avid collectors will often spend many thousands of dollars to purchase Victorian-era sterling perfume bottles, fine examples abound at much more reasonable sums, often less than a few hundred dollars

Recommended Items at Auction

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A Group of Four Silver Scent Articles
Oct 18, 10:00 AM CDT
A Group of Four Silver Scent Articles
by Hindman
Est: $400- $600
$251 Bid
Silver Overlay Perfume Bottles
Oct 24, 12:00 PM EDT
Silver Overlay Perfume Bottles
by Showplace
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
A George III late 18th century unmarked silver mounted tortoiseshell scent bottle etui, circa 1770
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
A George III late 18th century unmarked silver mounted tortoiseshell scent bottle etui, circa 1770
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £250- £350
£200 Bids
A SILVER AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL PERFUME BOTTLE
Nov 04, 10:00 AM CET
A SILVER AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL PERFUME BOTTLE
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €800- €1,600
€8000 Bids
Gorham & O Sterling Silver Overlay Perfume Bottles
Oct 24, 12:00 PM EDT
Gorham & O Sterling Silver Overlay Perfume Bottles
by Showplace
Est: $300- $500
$1000 Bids
Edwardian Sterling Silver & Glass Perfume Bottles
Oct 24, 12:00 PM EDT
Edwardian Sterling Silver & Glass Perfume Bottles
by Showplace
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver & Glass Perfume Bottle
Oct 17, 10:00 AM PDT
Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver & Glass Perfume Bottle
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $600- $800
$5000 Bids
Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Glass Perfume Bottle
Oct 17, 10:00 AM PDT
Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Glass Perfume Bottle
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $400- $600
$3500 Bids
A DUCK'S EGG SILVER TOP SCENT BOTTLE.
Oct 21, 10:30 AM BST
A DUCK'S EGG SILVER TOP SCENT BOTTLE.
by John Nicholsons Fine Art Auctioneer & Valuer
Est: £100- £120
£900 Bids
A late 19th century Austrian unmarked silver and enamel scent bottle, Vienna circa 1890
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
A late 19th century Austrian unmarked silver and enamel scent bottle, Vienna circa 1890
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £400- £600
£400 Bids
SILVER PERFUME JAR, LATE 19TH CENTURY
Oct 19, 3:30 PM CEST
SILVER PERFUME JAR, LATE 19TH CENTURY
by Casa d'aste ARCADIA
Est: €300- €400
€2500 Bids
STERLING SILVER RYE LIQUER BOTTLE TAG
Oct 17, 5:00 PM EDT
STERLING SILVER RYE LIQUER BOTTLE TAG
by Puckett Auctions
Est: $250- $2,500
$200 Bids
Antique Victorian Scent Bottle with Silver Collar. silver collar -8.28g. 9cm tall
Oct 19, 10:00 AM BST
Antique Victorian Scent Bottle with Silver Collar. silver collar -8.28g. 9cm tall
by Cadmore Auctions
Est: £10- £30
£100 Bids
Sterling Overlay Perfume Bottles & Powder Jar
Oct 23, 10:00 AM MST
Sterling Overlay Perfume Bottles & Powder Jar
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$100 Bids
Lunt Sterling Silver Perfume Vial With Tassel
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
Lunt Sterling Silver Perfume Vial With Tassel
by Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Est: $50- $75
$250 Bids
2 Sterling Silver Perfume Bottles
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
2 Sterling Silver Perfume Bottles
by Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Est: $75- $150
$500 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Silver Perfume Bottles


Showplace

Showplace

Chiswick Auctions

Chiswick Auctions

Palm Beach Modern Auctions

Palm Beach Modern Auctions

Taylor & Harris

Taylor & Harris