Although perfume bottles have been a hot collectible for some time, not much information was previously available about German porcelain figurine bottles from the early 20th century that are favored by many collectors. “The Crown Top Book – German Porcelain Perfume Bottles, 1920-1939” by Pauline E. Turco is now in print and cleverly covers the subject.
“The Crown Top Book” represents more than 15 years of research and is the first book devoted solely to collecting German porcelain perfume bottles of the Golden Era. In addition to bottles with traditional “crown-top” stoppers that have given the genre its name, this comprehensive work includes bottles with stoppers made of cork, porcelain and mercury glass, and also atomizers.
An entire chapter is devoted to Crown Top reissues, reproductions, fantasies and imposters with detailed information and comparative photos to assist in distinguishing the old from the new and the authentic from the shams. Finally, The Picture Gallery illustrates
more than 1,200 German porcelain perfume bottles organized into 10 categories, each displayed as a separate gallery. All of the bottles in the galleries are assigned a value level in the Value Guide that collectors and dealers will find helpful.
Pauline Turco is well known to perfume bottle enthusiasts for her knowledge on this subject. She has given many talks to collectors and other organizations.
The book may be purchased from the author for $68 plus $4 media-mail shipping in the U.S. by check or money order to: Pauline E. Turco, 1002 Vanguard St., Lakeway, TX 78734-5131; or by PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Shipping outside the U.S. must be calculated by country.