Perfume presentation, $9,600, IPBA Convention
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By Ken Hall
A novelty perfume presentation of unknown origin sold for $9,600 at the annual convention of the International Perfume Bottle Association held in May in Las Vegas, Nevada. The perfume presentation was a miniature wooden Victrola cabinet housing an assortment of Czech-manufactured commercial bottles. These included an Art Nouveau pendant scent bottle previously owned by the daughter of a Schiaparelli model and Prince Matchabelli Wind Song factice, one of only two known, given as a prize in 1958. Price is hammer. There was no buyer’s premium.