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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 Sterling Silver Mounted Bristol Blue Glass Perfume Bottle, Birmingham 1897
Oct 07, 6:00 PM ACDT
A Sterling Silver Mounted Bristol Blue Glass Perfume Bottle, Birmingham 1897
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD50- AUD70
AUD555 Bids
A PAIR OF VICTORIAN SILVER SCENT BOTTLES. London 1881. 90 grams. 5.25 cm x 2.5 cm.
Oct 12, 9:30 AM BST
A PAIR OF VICTORIAN SILVER SCENT BOTTLES. London 1881. 90 grams. 5.25 cm x 2.5 cm.
by Hannam's Auctioneers
Est: £40- £60
£302 Bids
Antique Webster Sterling & Enamel Scent Bottle
Oct 10, 6:00 PM EDT
Antique Webster Sterling & Enamel Scent Bottle
by Antiques & Art International
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
THREE SILVER MOUNTED SCENT BOTTLES. Largest 11.5cm x 3.5cm (3)
Oct 12, 9:30 AM BST
THREE SILVER MOUNTED SCENT BOTTLES. Largest 11.5cm x 3.5cm (3)
by Hannam's Auctioneers
Est: £100- £150
£800 Bids
THREE SILVER MOUNTED SCENT BOTTLES. Largest 10.7cm x 3.6cm x 2.3cm (3)
Oct 12, 9:30 AM BST
THREE SILVER MOUNTED SCENT BOTTLES. Largest 10.7cm x 3.6cm x 2.3cm (3)
by Hannam's Auctioneers
Est: £50- £75
£200 Bids
AN EDWARDIAN SILVER AND ENAMEL SCENT BOTTLE. 17 grams. Birmingham 1905. 5 cm x 3.5 cm.
Oct 12, 9:30 AM BST
AN EDWARDIAN SILVER AND ENAMEL SCENT BOTTLE. 17 grams. Birmingham 1905. 5 cm x 3.5 cm.
by Hannam's Auctioneers
Est: £50- £75
£300 Bids
A VICTORIAN SILVER SCENT BOTTLE. London 1898. 29 grams. 6 cm x 4 cm.
Oct 12, 9:30 AM BST
A VICTORIAN SILVER SCENT BOTTLE. London 1898. 29 grams. 6 cm x 4 cm.
by Hannam's Auctioneers
Est: £30- £50
£200 Bids
AN ART DECO SILVER MOUNTED GLASS SCENT BOTTLE. Birmingham 1927. 221 grams inc glass. 9 cm high.
Oct 12, 9:30 AM BST
AN ART DECO SILVER MOUNTED GLASS SCENT BOTTLE. Birmingham 1927. 221 grams inc glass. 9 cm high.
by Hannam's Auctioneers
Est: £30- £50
£40 Bids
AN EDWARDIAN SILVER AND CUT GLASS SCENT BOTTLE. Birmingham 1907. 513 grams. 18 cm high.
Oct 12, 9:30 AM BST
AN EDWARDIAN SILVER AND CUT GLASS SCENT BOTTLE. Birmingham 1907. 513 grams. 18 cm high.
by Hannam's Auctioneers
Est: £50- £75
£300 Bids
A Victorian silver scent bottle, Solomon
Oct 06, 10:00 AM BST
A Victorian silver scent bottle, Solomon
by Kinghams Auctioneers
Est: £150- £200
£900 Bids
An Edwardian silver perfume bottle, Levi
Oct 06, 10:00 AM BST
An Edwardian silver perfume bottle, Levi
by Kinghams Auctioneers
Est: £50- £80
£300 Bids
A CARVED HORN AND SILVER SCENT BOTTLE, PROBABLY AUGSBURG, 17TH CENTURY
Oct 20, 2:00 PM BST
A CARVED HORN AND SILVER SCENT BOTTLE, PROBABLY AUGSBURG, 17TH CENTURY
by Curated Auctions
Est: £800- £1,200
£7500 Bids
A CHARMING CASED VICTORIAN SILVER MOUNTED SCENT BOTTLE. 81 grams. 6.75 cm x 3.25 cm.
Oct 12, 9:30 AM BST
A CHARMING CASED VICTORIAN SILVER MOUNTED SCENT BOTTLE. 81 grams. 6.75 cm x 3.25 cm.
by Hannam's Auctioneers
Est: £40- £60
£300 Bids
An antique silver cranberry scent bottle and a folding photograph frame. Th
Oct 08, 10:00 AM BST
An antique silver cranberry scent bottle and a folding photograph frame. Th
by Rowley Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers
Est: £30- £50
£300 Bids
GORHAM COIN SILVER SCENT / PERFUME BOTTLE,
Oct 14, 9:00 AM EDT
GORHAM COIN SILVER SCENT / PERFUME BOTTLE,
by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates
Est: $50- $100
$300 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Silver Perfume Bottles


Hannam's Auctioneers

Hannam's Auctioneers

Kinghams Auctioneers

Kinghams Auctioneers

DuMouchelles

DuMouchelles

Rowley Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers

Rowley Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers