Perfume Bottle Convention and auction coming to Chicago

Austro-Hungarian-perfume-bottle-figure.jpgCHICAGO — Nicholas Dawes, decorative arts expert and author, will present the story of Art Deco style and how it affects furniture, jewelry and vanity items such as perfume bottles at the next International Perfume Bottle Association (IPBA) convention, April 29 to May 1.

Tickets are $15 per person to attend Dawes’ presentation from 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. April 30 and includes entry into the Perfume Bottle Show & Sale following the program. Tickets may be purchased at the convention registration desk prior to the event.

For those not attending the Art Deco presentation, the IPBA Perfume Bottle Show & Sale is also open to the public from 3-6 p.m. April 30  and from 10 a.m. to noon May 1. Admission is $5. A downloadable, 2-for-1 discount coupon is available by visiting the IPBA website at

This Austro-Hungarian ruby glass and engraved silver set with jewels  and with a figural stopper circa 1880 is one of hundreds of bottles to be auctioned April 30 in Bloomingdale, Ill.

Photo courtesy IPBA

The show and sale features the finest perfume bottle dealers in the world. In a repeat performance, IPBA is opening its annual convention to the public from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. April 30, for a FREE presentation titled “Collecting Perfume Bottles, 101”. 

To learn more visit or to register for events call Joyce at  815-398-8155.


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