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THE CROWN TOP BOOK
GERMAN PORCELAIN PERFUME BOTTLES 1920-1939
PAULINE E. TURCO, Author/Publisher

The Crown Top Book is the first and only reference book devoted solely to collecting German porcelain perfume bottles of the Golden Era. This comprehensive work is the culmination of 15 years of research and contains information about German porcelain perfume bottles never before discussed. The Crown Top Book is not limited to bottles with crown-shaped stoppers that have given this collecting genre its name, it also includes perfume atomizers, bottles with cork, porcelain and mercury glass stoppers produced from 1920-1939.
Brief History of the Golden Era -- This chapter sets the time in history for these delightful bottles.
About German Porcelain Perfume Bottles -- This chapter covers everything you wanted to know about crown tops from defining the term "crown top" to explaining where and how they were made, discussing different types of stoppers, illustrating paper labels and bottom stamps, identifying the problem of mistaken country attribution, discussing souvenir bottles and establishing collecting criteria and more.
Makers and Marks -- This chapter contains information about 14 German manufacturers of porcelain perfume bottles. The pictures of vintage factory catalog pages displaying perfume bottles produced by these 14 factories are valuable aids for collectors and dealers when assigning attribution for specific bottles.
Reissues, Reproductions, Fantasies, and Imposters -- An entire chapter is devoted to identifying these bottles with detailed information and comparative photos to assist in distinguishing the old from the new and the authentic from the shams -- reissued Heinz flask heads and Frozen Charlottes, fantasy (fake) bottles that never existed in the past, imposter naughty squirters, liquor bottles, snuff bottles, and more are identified, discussed and illustrated. This information is essential in maintaining the integrity of one's collection or one's reputation as a seller.
The Picture Gallery -- A virtual museum of over 1,250 photographs of bottles conveniently organized into ten categories, each displayed as a separate gallery. Perfume bottle combos, sets, flasks and silver overlays have never been categorized, pictured or discussed in other reference sources before.
The Value Guide -- All the bottles in the galleries are assigned a value level. Collectors and dealers will find this information helpful when buying and selling.

From the unique capsules of historical information that accompany selected bottles in The Picture Gallery, to the author's colorful designations of Kinder Kids, Heinz Brothers, Mirror Ladies and more, the author has presented a highly informative and lighthearted approach to the subject of Crown Top collecting with a well-organized format and easy-to-read style. This is a "must have" reference book for collectors and dealers of German porcelain perfume bottles.

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Specifics: 8 1/2" x 11." Glossy, hard cover. 257 pages. Over 1,250 full color photographs. Publisher: Pauline E. Turco, Lakeway, TX. Copyright 2013.

DOMESTIC BUYERS
$30.00 Price includes free shipping by Media Mail.

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DOMESTIC

$30.


FOREIGN

$60.

J574
SEATED CHANTER, RUST ROBE, SITZENDORF, GERMAN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Joan's collection. This porcelain crown top perfume bottle was made in Germany by the Sitzendorf company and depicts a Tibetan chanter. Nice molding and painted detail with eyelid lines, two-toned eyes and painted open mouth. There is a model number impressed on the back near the base -- 24858. and the word "Germany" upside down. This is the larger of 2 sizes in this model.

Ref., The Crown Top Book, by Pauline E.Turco, 2013. Pg.211.

A note about large size crown top bottles -- Very few models were produced in large sizes. Some were produced in more than one size, with the largest being the most difficult to find.

Size: 4 7/8" high, to tip of stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks or repairs. Original crown stopper.

$85.
$75.

J586
SEATED ORIENTAL MAN w/BRAID, SITZENDORF, GERMAN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Joan's collection. This porcelain crown top perfume bottle was made in Germany by the Sitzendorf company. The seated Orient gentleman wears a hat and has a long braid (or queue) down his back. The face has two-toned eyes and lid lines. The back of the figure is stamped at the base with a model number, 24860. This is the larger of 2 sizes in this model and is very hard to find in this size.

Ref., The Crown Top Book, by Pauline E. Turco, 2013. Pg.69, Sitzendorf catalog page.

A note about large size crown top bottles -- Very few models were produced in large sizes. Some were produced in more than one size, with the largest being the most difficult to find.

Size: 4 3/4" high, including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks or repairs. Original crown stopper.

$85.
$75.

J597
WELSH LADY, JENNY JONES, GERMAN PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Joan's collection. This bottle was made in Germany. The figure represents Jenny Jones (Welsh folklore heroine from Llangollen). The bottle is actually a souvenir from Llandudno (largest seaside resort in Wales). The top of her stovepipe hat is the stopper (with cork). There is a model number on the back 974. The bottom is stamped "Foreign" in an enclosed circle. (British law passed in 1926, required the word "Foreign" on imports into the UK.) There are a number of different versions of this bottle and in different sizes. This is a hard-to-find souvenir bottle from a country not often visited by non-UK tourists.

Ref., The Crown Top Book, by Pauline E. Turco, 2013. Pg.194.

Size: 4 5/8" high x 1 1/2" wide (approximately, at base). Condition: Bottle -- very good, no cracks or repairs; 2 small surface chips on underside of hat brim, not visible from the top surface, can only be seen when bottle is turned upside down. Stopper -- excellent, no chips, cracks or repairs. See additional photos.

$40.
$35.

J622
ALL GILDED MIDDLE EASTERN LADY, GERMAN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Joan's collection. This unusual, large, all-gilded porcelain crown top perfume bottle was made in Germany by the Sitzendorf company. The Middle Eastern lady is seated on a cushion with cording and tassels. She has an elaborate headdress with a tassel on the side. The bottle has excellent molding detail -- the tiny little beads of the necklace are all visible, and there are small impressed flowers on her balloon pants. The back of the figure is stamped at the base with the model number 24529. There are no markings on the bottom of the bottle.

Ref., The Crown Top Book, by Pauline E. Turco, 2013. Pg.225.

Size: 5" high (incl. stopper) x 3" wide (at widest point). Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks or repairs; as expected -- gilding oxidized from age; wear on one side under leg and center back -- not noticeable when bottle is displayed on a shelf. Hard to find this all-gilded version; original crown stopper. See additional photos.

$85.
$75.

J859
GERMAN PORCELAIN, FLASK HEAD, PERFUME BOTTLE, HEINZ, c.Pre-1939
This wonderful flask head perfume bottle was made in Germany by Heinz & Company (Model #7391). It is made of porcelain with a silver mercury stopper/dauber. This flapper lady sports a lavender/gray(?) luster cloche hat and has a yellow luster collar. She is well-painted with rosy cheeks, bow lips (accentuated upper lip) and a spit-curl (popular name, at the time, for a curled piece of hair on the face) on the center of her forehead!

Ref., The Crown Top Book / German Porcelain Perfume Bottles 1920-1939. By Pauline E. Turco. Pg.157, picture #524. Bottle pictured has a different colored luster hat and collar.

Size: 3 1/8" high (to top of stopper) x 1 5/8" wide (from back of neck to right edge of hat). Condition: Very good -- no chips or cracks. Shaded areas on the hat in the photos are reflections -- not wear -- the hat is evenly painted, front and back. There is a manufacturing flaw on the back. See additional photos.

$235.
$225.

J886
VERY HARD TO FIND, PIERRETTE ON BARREL CROWN TOP, GERMAN PORCELAIN PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
This very unusual and hard-to-find crown top perfume bottle was made in Germany. It is made in 2 pieces! The figure of the Pierrette is the stopper cover. The bottle is in the form of a wooden barrel. The legs of the figure are molded onto the barrel. Original crown stopper. Bottom stamped "Germany" in red lettering. Maker unknown.

This Pierrette, her Pierrot mate, and another different 2-piece bottle are pictured in the collector book referenced below. If you have a 2-piece crown top bottle that is not pictured in the book, please send a photo to pollyperf39@yahoo.com. The book may be purchased from this site, directly from the author.

Ref., The Crown Top Book/German Porcelain Perfume Bottles 1920-1939. Pauline E. Turco, 2013. Page 235, pictures 1169 and 1170; page 179, picture 707.

Size: 4 1/2" high, including cover x 2" wide, approx. (at widest point, elbow-to-elbow). Bottle height, including stopper, 2 1/2". Condition: As found. Original crown stopper. No chips on bottle or stopper cover. Stopper cover -- 1/4" hairline (visible inside cover, not visible outside); larger hairline from edge of cover into the waistline on the figure, partially visible inside the cover (almost invisible on exterior). Both cracks have been stabilized on the interior with superglue. Photos are enlarged making condition problems appear worse than they really are. The bottle displays as if it were perfect! Priced accordingly. See additional photos.

As a matter of note: I have this bottle in my collection. It, too, has a short hairline in the exact location of the larger one on this bottle! My opinion -- these cracks may be due to a production flaw known as annealing (object cools too quickly after being removed from kiln).

In my 27 years of collecting, my bottle and this bottle are the only examples I've seen of the Pierrette on a barrel. This bottle is too rare to be passed up!

$65.

P421
DUTCH MAN, PORCELAIN PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. This porcelain perfume bottle is modeled as a happy little Dutch man with tan luster pants, orange suspenders, and blue tie. His black hat forms the stopper. The front label has the perfumer's name, De Linet, and fragrance, Jasmin. The bottom of the bottle is stamped with a red, unidentified maker or importer's mark, a chrysanthemum in a circle, that reads, "Hand Painted. Made in Japan." Shown on page 201 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 3 3/8" high. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks or repairs.

$30.
$24.

P508
KEWPIE, ARMS CROSSED IN BACK, GERMAN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. This adorable crown-top perfume bottle was made in Germany. Collectors call these little nude babies "Kewpies." This is one of a series of 5 poses. This particular baby sits with arms crossed behind its back. These Kewpie-like babies are attributed to the Heinz porcelain factory. This particular pose is model number 7946. The bottom of this sweet Kewpie bottle is stamped in red with the word "Germany." Very good quality mold and painting.

Ref., The Crown Top Book, by Pauline E. Turco, 2013. Pg.125, pic.246.

Size: 2 1/4" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs. Original crown stopper.

$110.
$88.

P709
MOORISH MAN, PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. This porcelain perfume bottle represents a Moorish man from Africa holding a pot of flowers. The term Moor once referred to northwestern African Muslim people of mixed Berber and Arab descent. This dark-skinned man is wearing a turban, yellow sirwal (Arab trousers) and babouches (slippers with turned up toes. An added accent is the fired gold earrings in his ears. The bottle is impressed, "Made in Japan" on the back. Very well painted and made. There is a remnant of the perfumer's silver foil label on the front that once read, "Nat'l Perfume Mfg. Co. - All Flowers." Shown on page 227 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 3 5/8" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent condition, no chips, cracks or repairs.

$45.
$36.
SOLD

P712
ORIENTAL MAN, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. This German porcelain perfume bottle is in the likeness of a Siamese man. He is dressed in a vibrant red robe with green trim. This Oriental gentleman has a female companion (see listing P713). Made by Sitzendorf, model number 23853. The pair is shown on page 231 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 2 7/8" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent condition, no chips, cracks or repairs.

$85.
$68.

P713
ORIENTAL LADY, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. This German porcelain perfume bottle is in the likeness of a Siamese lady. She is dressed in a vibrant red robe with green trim. This lovely Oriental lady has a male companion (see listing P712). Made by Sitzendorf, model number 23851. The pair is shown on page 231 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 2 1/2" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent condition, no chips, cracks or repairs.

$85.
$68.

P721
HEINZ, GERMAN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. This adorable crown-top perfume bottle was made in the Heinz factory in Germany. This is Otto, the patriarch of the "Heinz family." He has a top hat, a cane and a watch fob. These Heinz family crown tops all have unique, detailed, character faces -- no bland, generic faces in this family. Comical, mischievous and cute with their googly eyes, chubby bodies and "fat pants." Click on the gallery picture to see more pictures of Otto and a family photo of some of the Heinz brothers. See more Heinz family members (P1642 and P1856).

Ref., The Crown Top Book, by Pauline E. Turco, pg. 200, pic. 906.

Size: 2 3/4" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs.

$120.
$96.

P729
VERY RARE, GERMAN PORCELAIN NAUGHTY MONK, PERFUME BOTTLE, c. Mid-19th century
Antique 18th -19th c. German porcelain scent bottle, inspired by a 1760s print entitled, "Provender to the Monastery." The print features a monk walking up a path toward the monastery at the top of a hill, presumably after a shopping trip to town to procure provisions for the abbey. The original Naughty Monk perfume bottle based on the subject of the print was made by Meissen in the mid-18th century. Since then, a number of porcelain makers have produced their own versions of the bottle. This Provender version is a single-chambered bottle with two openings. The monk's head with a glass dauber is the stopper for the main opening of the bottle and was used for dabbing the perfume on the body. A small blue porcelain flower is the stopper for the opening in the wheat sheaf and was used for sprinkling the perfume into the hand or on a handkerchief. The monk is modeled with a basket of eggs over his arm, holding a goose, and carrying a sheaf of wheat fastened to his back. Close inspection of the wheat reveals why this cleric is known as the "naughty monk." The tiny face of a young lady can be seen at the top of the sheaf, peaking over the monk's shoulder, and two dainty feet are protruding from the bottom of the sheaf. This provender to the monastery picked up more than groceries in town and has concealed a young lady in the bundle of wheat on his back, with the intention of smuggling her into his cell at the monastery! He is also known as The Bawdy Monk in the UK. Totally fascinating bottle with a naughty, bawdy story to tell! Maker: Carl Thieme, blue stamp on bottom, "Dresden Saxony."

Ref: The Crown Top Book, Pauline Turco, 2013, Pg. 207 Fig.975.

Size: Bottle: 3 1/8" high. Condition: Excellent condition.

$995.
$796.

P730
NUDE BUST, GERMAN PORCELAIN NAUGHTY SQUIRTER, c.Pre-1920
This old porcelain container is a naughty squirter bottle, and a rare example of two bottles that look alike but were used for very different purposes. One was a naughty squirter, the other a perfume bottle. See the additional pictures for a comparison of the two. What's the difference? Remember these rules: "Perfume bottles, almost exclusively, have one opening at the top of the bottle." "Naughty squirters have 1) one or more holes below the opening at the top, 2) lewd or racy subject matter, and 3) originally came with a rubber bulb over the top, not cork or metal stoppers. Squeezing the bulb (usually disintegrated and missing), squirted the water onto an unsuspecting person as a prank or joke!" This lady has holes in the bosom, proof that she is a naughty squirter. "Naughty squirters were never intended to be used as perfume bottles!"

Ref., The Crown Top Book, by Pauline E. Turco, 2013. Pg.86-88 What is an Imposter? pic.153; pg.173 pic.647.
Ref., The Half Doll, by Shona & Mark Lorrin, Vol.5, pg.64-74 Spritzfiguren vs. The Law.
Ref., Bawdy Bisques and Naughty Novelties, by Sharon Hope Weintraub, pg. 183, Little Squirts.

Size: 3 1/4" high, not including the bulb. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks or repairs. The bulb on this squirter is a replacement.

$85.
$68.

P821
CLASSICAL LION, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. German porcelain crown top perfume bottle of a very detailed Roman classical lion. This creative model in tan monochrome glaze was created by the Schneider factory, model number 14830. Shown on page 206 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco. The classical lion bottle does not appear very often.
Size: 2 7/8" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs.

$65.
$52.

P882
ARABIAN HAREM LADY WITH URN, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. German porcelain crown top perfume bottle of a harem lady holding a blue urn. This exotic lady represents one of the wives or concubines of a rich man in Middle Eastern society. She wears a turban, a red bra, yellow harem pants and a pair of red babouches (French word for slippers with turned up toes). The bottle is well painted and was made by Sitzendorf, model number 25239. Shown on page 225 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 3 5/8" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs.

$110.
$88.

P999
CHANTING TIBETAN MONK, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. German Porcelain crown top perfume bottle of a Tibetan monk. He sits with his legs folded in the lotus position, his index fingers touching his thumbs in the most basic mudra (hand position) in yoga - the "gian mudra." He is molded with a serene meditative expression on his face, mouth open, chanting his mantra. The Tibetan monk is dressed in a saffron yellow robe, an ornate lotus hat, and has an amulet around this neck. This authentic design has very good detail. From the Sitzendorf factory, model number 23850. Shown on page 227 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 3" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs.

$110.
$88.

P1042
KEWPIE, HAND AT CHIN, GERMAN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. Collectors call these little nude babies "Kewpies." This is one of a series of 5 poses. This particular baby sits with a hand at its chin. These Kewpie-like babies are attributed to the Heinz porcelain factory. This particular pose is model number 7947. The bottom of this sweet Kewpie bottle is stamped in red with the word "Germany. Very good quality mold and painting.

Ref., The Crown Top Book, by Pauline E. Turco, 2013. Pg.125, pic.246.

Size: 2 1/4" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs. Original crown stopper.

$110.
$88.

P1043
KEWPIE, ARMS DOWN AT SIDES, GERMAN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. Collectors call these little nude babies "Kewpies." This is one of a series of 5 poses. This particular baby sits with arms down at its sides. These Kewpie-like babies are attributed to the Heinz porcelain factory. This particular pose is model number 7944. The bottom of this sweet Kewpie bottle is stamped in red with the word "Germany." Very good quality mold and painting.

Ref., The Crown Top Book, by Pauline E. Turco, 2013. Pg.125, pic.246.

Size: 2 1/4" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs. Original crown stopper.

$110.
$88.

P1044
KEWPIE, HANDS UNDER KNEES, GERMAN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. Collectors call these little nude babies "Kewpies." This is one of a series of 5 poses. This particular baby sits with its hands under both knees. These Kewpie-like babies are attributed to the Heinz porcelain factory. This particular pose is model number 7942. The bottom of this sweet Kewpie bottle is stamped in red with the word "Germany. Very good quality mold and painting.

Ref., The Crown Top Book, by Pauline E. Turco, 2013. Pg.125, pic.246.

Size: 2 1/4" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs. Original crown stopper.

$110.
$88.
SOLD

P1045
KEWPIE, ARMS CROSSED OVER CHEST, GERMAN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. Collectors call these little nude babies "Kewpies." This is one of a series of 5 poses. This particular baby sits with arms crossed over its chest. These Kewpie-like babies are attributed to the Heinz porcelain factory. This particular pose is model number 7945. The bottom of this sweet Kewpie bottle is stamped in red with the word "Germany. Very good quality mold and painting.

Ref., The Crown Top Book, by Pauline E. Turco, 2013. Pg.125, pic.246.

Size: 2 1/4" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs. Original crown stopper.

$110.
$88.

P1100
CARNIVAL GIRL WITH BICORN HAT, FIGURINE-STYLE, GERMAN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. This Carnival Girl is wearing a Pierrette costume and a bicorn hat. She holds an orange urn in one arm resting on her knee. Her other hand is holding a closed fan. The unique feature about this Schneider crown top is that is made in the style of a figurine. The bottom of the bottle is open and hollow like a figurine. Only the urn contains the perfume. Very few bottles were produced in this unusual figurine style.

Ref., The Crown Top Book, by Pauline E. Turco, 2013. Pg.243, pic.1247.

Size: 3 1/8" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs.

$130.
$104.

P1155
VERY RARE, GERMAN PORCELAIN HEAD FLASK, PERFUME BOTTLE, c.1920s
Among the rarest German porcelain perfume bottles are the flask-type models molded in the shape of a woman's head. They are rare because not many were made, they were produced nearly a hundred years ago, and very few of them have survived for today's market. They are rare! Flask head bottles are also very desirable, evident in the high level of competitive interest in them at auctions and shows. These little porcelain gems are rare and appealing! This flask lady is a young Flapper in a pale green luster cloche hat and lilac luster collar. She was produced as a purse bottle, or laydown, with an irregular base and a mercury glass stopper. Exceptional Heinz & Company, German porcelain perfume bottle for your collection.

Ref: The Crown Top Book, Pauline E. Turco, 2013, Pg. 157, Fig. 523.

Size: Bottle: 3" high. Condition: Excellent condition. Some wear to luster finish at the neck.

$195.
$156.
SOLD

P1168
VERY RARE, GERMAN PORCELAIN,337 MAN'S FLASK HEAD, PERFUME BOTTLE, c.1920s
Flask head bottles are very desirable, evident in the high level of competitive interest in them at auctions and shows. These little porcelain gems are rare and appealing! This flask is one of only two models I am aware of that depicts a man rather than a woman's head. He is designed and decorated in a highly deco style. This gentleman has a black mustache, green hat and blue checkered suit. He was produced as a purse bottle, or laydown, with a rounded base and a mercury glass stopper. Exceptional Heinz & Company, German porcelain perfume bottle for your collection.

Ref: The Crown Top Book, Pauline E. Turco, 2013, Pg. 156, Fig. 518.

Size: Bottle: 2 3/4" high. Condition: Excellent condition.

$250.
$200.
SOLD

P1265
CHINESE MANDARIN, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
This faux ivory figure is of a Chinese Mandarin seated in a cross-legged position. His ivory robe has a broad collar and he has a typical Mandarin long mustache. Scheidig, model number 7131. Shown on page 230 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 2 3/8" high. Condition: Excellent. No chips or cracks. Replacement stopper -- looks like an original but does not unscrew to dispense perfume.

$20.
$16.

P1359
BIRD OF PARADISE, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
German porcelain crown top perfume bottle. Colorful deco Bird of Paradise on aqua pedestal. This brightly-colored tropical bird is impressed with the model number 8641. Shown on page 99 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 3" high, not including stopper. Condition: Very tip of beak chipped. Chip is painted over with black enamel and is not visible when displayed. Hairline on back. Replacement stopper. Replacement stoppers look exactly like the originals but do not unscrew to dispense perfume.

$50.
$40.

P1596
ARAB BOY, GERMAN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. This humerous bottle is molded as a young Arab boy. He wears a white turban and green pants. His wide happy grin would add a little light-hearted touch to your collection.

Ref., The Crown Top Book, by Pauline E. Turco, pg.225, pic.1098.

Size: 2 1/2" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs. See additional photos.

$110.
$88.
SOLD

P1620
DELFT-STYLE DUTCH GIRL WITH POTTED TULIP, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. German porcelain crown top perfume bottle of a Dutch girl in Delft-style blue and white glaze. This is one of a pair. Her mate is a Dutch boy also finished in the Delft style glaze. Click on the gallery image for additional photos and to see the pair. The Dutch child is holding a potted tulip and her white apron is wind-blown. May have held Boldoot cologne. Shown on page 133 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 3 1/4" high, not including stopper. Condition: There is a sliver chip on the back side of the tulip leaves. Does not show from the front. Priced accordingly. See additional photos.

$65.
$52.

P1642
HEINZ, GERMAN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. This adorable crown-top perfume bottle was made in the Heinz factory in Germany. This is Franz, the clown of the "Heinz family." This brother is always clowning around. This time he's gotten himself all tied up in a yellow drawstring sack! These Heinz family crown tops all have unique, detailed, character faces -- no bland, generic faces in this family. Comical, mischievous and cute with their googly eyes, chubby bodies and "fat pants." Click on the gallery image to see more photos of Franz and a family photo of some of the Heinz brothers. See other Heinz family members (P721 and P1856).

Ref., The Crown Top Book, by Pauline E. Turco, pg. 200, pic. 911.

Size: 3 1/2" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs.

$130.
$104.

P1683
ORIENTAL MAN, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
This porcelain crown top perfume bottle was made in Germany by the Scheidig company. The seated Oriental man has a red collar. The bottle is finished in creamy-white monochrome glaze simulating the look of old ivory. There is an impressed model number on the back "7131." The bottom is stamped "Germany" in red. Shown on page 230 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 3" high, including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks or repairs. Replacement crown stopper -- looks exactly like an original but does not unscrew to dispense perfume.

$20.
$16.

P1695
KINDERKID BOY, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. The Kinderkids (my designation) are a series of whimsical ethnic children created by the Schafer & Vater Company. Each child is very detailed with a slightly different pose and unique outfit. They are finished in typical S&V monochrome glazes in tan, ivory and blue. Three babies, four girls and eight boys in this series are shown in The Crown Top Book, Pauline Turco, on pages 126, 130, and 135. The Kinderkid in this listing is dressed in a two-button jacket with a plaid cap and plaid pants. He has a scarf tied around his neck and is finished in tan monochrome glaze. Model number 1247. Click on the gallery picture to see a photo of the other Kinderkid boys. Finding all the different kids is a challenge for the crown top collector.
Size: 2 1/8" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs. Original stopper.

$35.
$28.

P1709
SEATED ORIENTAL LADY WITH FAN, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. German porcelain crown top perfume bottle of a seated Oriental lady holding a white fan. She is one of a pair. See P2167 for her mate. Click on the gallery image for additional photos and to see the pair. This lady is wearing a yellow robe with green collar. Made by Hertwig. Model 5265. Label, "Muget." Shown on page 230 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 2 1/2" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs.

$65.
$52.

P1719
REISSUED ORIENTAL GOD IN TEMPLE, GERMAN PORCELAIN PERFUME BOTTLE, c.2000
From Pauline's collection. This colorful reissued bottle was made by Albert Stahl & Company of an Oriental God sitting in a temple shrine. This bottle is beautifully painted and well-produced porcelain bottle reissued from an original Bohne Sohne mold. Albert Stahl purchased the original Bohne Sohne factory in 1937 including all their original molds. In the early 2000s, they decided to reissue a series of crown top perfume bottles which were marketed by the German Doll Company. The quality of this piece is excellent, with colorful painting in bright colors. It has a stylized porcelain crown stopper made by the Stahl factory for their reissues. The bottom is stamped with one of Albert Stahl's trademarks - a blue anchor. Shown on page 79 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 2 7/8" high, not including the porcelain crown-shaped stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs.

$20.
$16.

P1720
REISSUED ORIENTAL LADY PLAYING INSTRUMENT, GERMAN PORCELAIN PERFUME BOTTLE, c.2000
From Pauline's collection. This colorful reissued bottle was made by Albert Stahl & Company of an Oriental lady playing a musical instrument. This bottle is beautifully painted and well-produced porcelain bottle reissued from an original Bohne Sohne mold. Albert Stahl purchased the original Bohne Sohne factory in 1937 including all their original molds. In the early 2000s, they decided to reissue a series of crown top perfume bottles which were marketed by the German Doll Company. The quality of this piece is excellent, with colorful painting in bright colors. It has a stylized porcelain crown stopper made by the Stahl factory for their reissues. The bottom is stamped with one of Albert Stahl's trademarks - a blue anchor. Shown on page 79 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 3" high, not including the porcelain crown-shaped stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs.

$20.
$16.

P1724
NUDE BUST, GERMAN PRE-CROWN TOP PORCELAIN PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1920
Before the 1920s, the era of metal "crown top" stoppers, porcelain perfume bottles produced in Germany came with cork or porcelain stoppers. This pre-1920 porcelain perfume bottle is the nude bust of a pretty blue-eyed lady with a partial label, "Lilac," on the pedestal. She is a rare example of two bottles that look alike but were used for very different purposes. One was a naughty squirter, the other a perfume bottle. See the additional pictures for a comparison of the two. What's the difference? Remember these rules: "Perfume bottles, almost exclusively, have one opening at the top of the bottle." "Naughty squirters have 1) one or more holes below the opening at the top, 2) lewd or racy subject matter, and 3) originally came with a rubber bulb over the top, not cork or metal stoppers. Squeezing the bulb (usually disintegrated and missing), squirted water onto an unsuspecting person as a prank or joke! This bottle has one opening at the top and is guaranteed to be a perfume bottle, not a naughty squirter. "Naughty squirters were never intended to be used as perfume bottles!" Please read additional information about Naughty Squirters in my listing P730.

Ref., The Crown Top Book, by Pauline E. Turco, 2013. Pg.86-88 What is an Imposter? pic.153; pg.173 pic.647.
Ref., The Half Doll, by Shona & Mark Lorrin, Vol.5, pg.64-74 Spritzfiguren vs. The Law.
Ref., Bawdy Bisques and Naughty Novelties, by Sharon Hope Weintraub, pg 183, Little Squirts.

Size: 4 1/8" high, not including cork stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks or repairs.

$130.
$104.

P1727
WELSH LADY, JENNY JONES, GERMAN PORCELAIN PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. Based on the model number, this porcelain perfume bottle is attributed to the Heinz Company. The figure represents Jenny Jones (Welsh folklore heroine from Llangollen). The bottle is actually a souvenir from Llandudno (largest seaside resort in Wales). The top of her stovepipe hat, with cork attached, is the stopper. The front of the bottle is embossed "Welsh Violets" at the base and "Welsh Perfume" on the back. The bottom is embossed with the model number, 7340, and is stamped "Foreign" in red. British law passed in 1926, required the word "Foreign" on imports into the UK. Jenny Jones bottles were produced in a number of different versions, in different sizes by different porcelain factories. This is a hard-to-find souvenir bottle from a country not often visited by tourists. Read more about Jenny Jones in The Crown Top Book, by Pauline E. Turco, pg.194.
Size: 4" high. Condition: Bottle -- very good, no cracks or repairs. Stopper -- excellent, no chips, cracks or repairs.

$65.
$52.

P1885
ARAB HAREM LADY, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. German porcelain crown top perfume bottle of a seated harem lady. She is wearing harem pants and gold bra, and is holding a white urn with deco design. Made by Fasold & Stauch, one of the finest quality German porcelain makers. Model number 5624. Shown on page 128 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 2 3/8" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs.

$95.
$76.

P1886
STANDING STORK, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c. Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. This stately stork is painted with black back and wings and coral beak and legs. A garland of blue forget-me-nots circles the base. Model number 7650. Shown on page 105 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 3 3/4" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs.

$50.
$40.
SOLD

P1913
DUTCH ORPHAN SCHOOLBOY, PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
Prior to 1939, the Boldoot Perfume Company in the Netherlands sold a number of interesting figural-porcelain bottles filled with their Boldoot colognes. This Dutch boy carrying his school book is one of them. He is beautifully painted and dressed in black trousers and vest, black and red coat and cap. This distinctive clothing was the uniform worn by male students at an Amsterdam orphanage built in 1580. The piece is finished in an unusual combination of glazed and bisque porcelain. Model 1542. See listing P2342, for the Dutch schoolgirl companion bottle. The pair of Dutch orphans is shown on page 133 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 3" high. Condition: The school boy has an invisible repair to the tip of the toe on his left foot. Priced accordingly. See additional photos.

$80.
$64.

P1922
KATE GREENAWAY-STYLE GIRL WITH BASKET, GERMAN PORCELAIN PERFUME BOTTLE, c.late 1890s-early 1900s
From Pauline's collection. This delightful young lady is dressed in children's clothing from another era. The bottle was produced in Germany prior to the Crown Top era, in the late 1890s, early 1900s, and is fashioned in the Kate Greenaway-style. Kate Greenaway (1846-1901) was a children's book illustrator and writer. She was popular in the 1880s and 1890s. This sweet little lady has a big red sash tied around the waist of her pretty blue dress and a white bonnet with a pink inner brim. She carries a yellow basket over her arm. At 4 inches tall, this bottle is a larger size porcelain perfume bottle. Pre-crown top bottles came with fragrances sealed with a cork rather than metal crown-shaped stoppers. She is a vintage, hard-to-find, great addition to your crown top collection. Shown on page 128 of The Crown Top Book, by Pauline Turco.
Size: 4" high. Condition: Excellent. The bottle has no chips, cracks, or repairs. See additional photos.

$80.
$64.

P1940
COURT LADY WITH URN AND FAN, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. This court lady is carrying a bouquet urn and a fan. Her pompadour-styled hair is fashioned with curls cascading down her back and an Apollo's knot on top. She wears an ornate dress that required panniers, a hooped undergarment worn in the 18th century to extend the width of a skirt at the side while leaving the front and back relatively flat. This provided a panel where woven patterns, elaborate decorations and rich embroidery could be displayed and fully appreciated. The style originated in Spain and spread to other European countries. In France, it was popularized by Marie Antoinette. This is an ornate bottle design with delicate detail of arms and clothing. Sitzendorf, model number 24422. Shown on page 178 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 3" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs.

$85.
$68.

P1979
HAPPY BUDDHA IN A YELLOW ROBE, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. German porcelain Buddha crown top perfume bottle. This little Buddha wearing a yellow robe and a happy smile is a depiction of the Happy Buddha. The Laughing, Smiling or Happy Buddha refers to the Oriental deity that evolved from the Chinese deity, Bodai. He embodies contentment, plentitude and generosity. This crown top model is sometimes mistakenly identified as a woman because of the portly Buddha's ample bosom. Happy Buddha, with his broad smile and rotund body is not the same as the tall, slender stately Buddha of India. This happy guy was made by Sitzendorf. Model 23852. Shown on page 212 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco. Why not add a little happiness to your collection with this delightful Happy Buddha?
Size: 2 7/8" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs.

$95.
$76.

P2035
ORIENTAL SEATED LADY, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. This bottle is in the form of a kneeling Siamese lady holding a fan. Unusual gray monochrome glaze typical of the Schafer & Vater Company. Model number 1710. Shown on page 231 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 2 3/8" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs.

$80.
$64.

P2095
DUTCH ORPHAN SCHOOLGIRL, PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
Prior to 1939, the Boldoot Perfume Company in the Netherlands sold a number of interesting, figural-porcelain bottles filled with their Boldoot colognes. This Dutch girl carrying her schoolbook is one of them. She is beautifully painted in a black and red long dress, black apron with white underblouse and shawl. Her head is covered with a white, fitted cap. This distinctive clothing was the uniform worn by female students at an Amsterdam orphanage built in 1580. The piece is finished in an unusual combination of glazed and bisque porcelain. Model 1543. Original unique barrel-shaped, metal sprinkler-stopper with "Boldoot" name embossed on the plate. See listing P2341 for the Dutch schoolboy companion bottle. The pair of Dutch orphans is shown on page 133 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 3" high. Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs.

$110.
$88.

P2107
DUTCH GIRL WITH URN, GERMAN PORCELAIN ATOMIZER PERFUME BOTTLE, c.1931
From Pauline's collection. This charming atomizer perfume bottle is a little Dutch girl sitting with her legs outstretched. She is clutching a big urn on her lap. The exquisite detail seen in her face and hands is the hallmark of the Schafer & Vater Company. She is finished in blue monochrome glaze, another characteristic of S&V porcelains. S&V is one of, if not the favorite porcelain maker of the crown tops in my collection. A very fine quality bottle from my collection to your collection. The bottle has a fragrance label, "Ketma" on the front. Shown on page 129 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 1 7/8" high, bottle only, excluding the atomizer bulb. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs.

$135.
$108.

P2162
KINDERKID BOY, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. German porcelain crown top perfume bottle. The Kinderkids (my designation) are a series of whimsical ethnic children created by the Schafer & Vater Company. Each child is very detailed with a slightly different pose and unique outfit. They are finished in typical S&V monochrome glazes in tan, ivory and blue. Three babies, four girls and eight boys in this series are shown in The Crown Top Book, Pauline Turco, on pages 126, 130, and 135. The Kinderkid in this listing is dressed in a turtle-necked sweater with a cap turned to the side. He is finished in tan monochrome glaze with a model number, 1246. Click on the gallery picture to see a photo of the other Kinderkid boys. Finding all the different kids is a challenge for the crown top collector.
Size: 2 1/4" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs. Original stopper.

$35.
$28.

P2164
KINDERKID GIRL, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. The Kinderkids (my designation) are a series of whimsical ethnic children created by the Schafer & Vater Company. Each child is very detailed with a slightly different pose and unique outfit. They are finished in typical S&V monochrome glazes of tan, ivory or blue. Three babies, four girls and eight boys in this series are shown in The Crown Top Book on pages 126, 130, and 135. The Kinderkid in this listing is a little girl dressed in a smock dress with ruffles at the neck and hem. She wears a cloche hat with a big bow on the front and is finished in light blue monochrome glaze. Model number 1234. Click on the gallery photo to see a picture of the other Kinderkid girls. Finding all the different kids is a challenge for the crown top collector.
Size: 2 1/8" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs. Original stopper.

$35.
$28.

P2167
SEATED ORIENTAL MAN WITH MUSTACHE, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. German porcelain crown top perfume bottle of a seated Oriental man in a green robe with a white collar and a yellow hat. Made by Hertwig. Model 5232. Label, "Muget." Shown on page 230 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 2 1/2" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks or repairs.

$65.
$52.

P2176
DECO ARAB MAN, GERMAN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. This listing is for a Deco Arab man in blue luster balloon pants and red jacket. He wears a white turban on his head and is carrying a yellow urn. Very colorful and very deco crown top for your special collection.

Ref., The Crown Top Book, by Pauline E. Turco, 2013. Pg.226, pic.1105.

Size: 2 5/8" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no cracks, chips or hairlines. See additional photos.

$135.
$108.

P2182
REISSUED MYTHOLOGICAL CHARACTER PORCELAIN PERFUME BOTTLE, c.2000
From my Pauline's collection. Colorful reissued bottle by Albert Stahl & Company of a mythological character. The character looks elfin or Nordic/Viking to me. This beautifully painted and well-produced porcelain bottle was reissued from an original Bohne Sohne mold. Albert Stahl purchased the original Bohne Sohne factory in 1937 including all their original molds. In the early 2000s, they decided to reissue a series of crown top perfume bottles which were marketed by the German Doll Company. The quality of this piece is excellent, with colorful painting in bright colors. It has a stylized porcelain crown stopper made by the Stahl factory for their reissues. The bottom is stamped with one of Albert Stahl's trademarks - a blue anchor. Shown on page 79 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 2 1/2" high, not including the porcelain crown-shaped stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs.

$20.
$16.

P2186
REISSUED TURKEY PERFUME BOTTLE, c.2000
From Pauline's collection. Colorful turkey reissued by Albert Stahl & Company. This beautifully painted and well-produced porcelain bottle was recast from an original Bohne Sohne mold. Albert Stahl purchased the original Bohne Sohne factory in 1937 including all their original molds. In the early 2000s, they decided to reissue a series of crown top perfume bottles which were marketed by the German Doll Company. The quality of this piece is excellent, with colorful painting in soft colors. It has a stylized porcelain crown stopper made by the Stahl factory for their reissues. The bottom is stamped with one of Albert Stahl's blue trademarks - a crest with crown above. Shown on page 79 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 2" high, not including the porcelain crown stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs.

$20.
$16.

P2190
KINDERKID BOY, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. The Kinderkids (my designation) are a series of whimsical ethnic children created by the Schafer & Vater Company. Each child is very detailed with a slightly different pose and unique outfit. They are finished in typical S&V monochrome glazes of tan, ivory or blue. Three babies, four girls and eight boys in this series are shown in The Crown Top Book, Pauline Turco, on pages 126, 130, and 135. The Kinderkid in this listing is a little boy dressed in a short vertically striped sweater worn over a shirt with collar and a small tie. He wears a cap with a visor. He is finished in ivory monochrome glaze with tan accented details. Model number 1250. Click on the gallery photo to see a picture of the other Kinderkid boys. Finding all the different kids is a challenge for the crown top collector.
Size: 2 1/4" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs. Original stopper.

$35.
$28.

P2194
TIBETAN CHANTER, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. This Tibetan chanter was made with exceptional quality and detail. The bottle is finished in a beautiful deep green monochrome glaze that highlights the intricate design of the figure's face and costume. He is modeled in a meditative pose as he chants his mantra. His hat is in the style of the lotus hat worn by the Guru Padmasambhava as pictured in Tibetan art. Guru Padmasambhava was one of the three founders of Tibetan Buddhism. Sitzendorf, model number 23850. Hand-written on the bottom is a personal message from the past, "M.L. Sullivan 5/3/28." Shown on page 211 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 3" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs. The white spots on the back are under the glaze and are not surface chips.

$65.
$52.

P2208
DECO FLOWER FROG LADY, GERMAN PORCELAIN PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. This bottle was inspired by the "flower frogs" of the 1920s-30s. Flower frogs were devices used by florists to arrange flowers. Some were made of porcelain and featured nymphs and ladies with flowing scarves frolicking in the waves or wind. This little flower frog lady is very unusual and unique in that she has survived with the original perfumer's red viscous seal covering the cork and neck of the bottle. An added bonus is an Irice importer's label on the bottom. Complete and in amazing condition. Model number 4467. Shown on page 174 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 2 7/8" high, to the top of the cork. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs. See additional photos.

$95.
$76.
SOLD

P2226
KINDERKID GIRL, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. The Kinderkids (my designation) are a series of whimsical ethnic children created by the Schafer & Vater Company. Each child is very detailed with a slightly different pose and unique outfit. They are finished in typical S&V monochrome glazes of tan, ivory or blue. Three babies, four girls and eight boys in this series are shown in The Crown Top Book, Pauline Turco, on pages 126, 130, and 135. The Kinderkid in this listing is a little girl dressed in a virtically striped skirt, blouse and scarf around her neck. Her head is wrapped in a scarf tied with a bow in front, and she is finished in light blue monochrome glaze. Model number 1250. Click on the gallery photo to see a picture of the other Kinderkid girls. Finding all the different kids is a challenge for the crown top collector.
Size: 2 1/4" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs. Original stopper.

$35.
$28.

P2227
KINDERKID GIRL, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. The Kinderkids (my designation) are a series of whimsical ethnic children created by the Schafer & Vater Company. Each child is very detailed with a slightly different pose and unique outfit. They are finished in typical S&V monochrome glazes of tan, ivory or blue. Three babies, four girls and eight boys in this series are shown in The Crown Top Book, Pauline Turco, on pages 126, 130, and 135. The Kinderkid in this listing is a little girl dressed in a V-neck, horizontally-striped, midi top and matching skirt. She wears a knitted cloche hat and is finished in light blue monochrome glaze. Model number 1251. Click on the gallery photo to see a picture of the other Kinderkid girls. Finding all the different kids is a challenge for the crown top collector.
Size: 2 1/4" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs. Original stopper.

$35.
$28

P2242
COCKATOO ON PEDESTAL, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. Colorful cockatoo perched on a pedestal. Decorated with bright yellow, red and blue feathers. Black beak and brown feet. The white pedestal is accented with fired gilding. Model number 6756. Label remnant on back. Shown on page 100 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 3 1/2" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs.

$35.
$28.

P2250
KINDERKID BOY, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. The Kinderkids (my designation) are a series of whimsical, ethnic children created by the Schafer & Vater Company. Each child is very detailed with a slightly different pose and unique outfit. They are finished in typical S&V monochrome glazes in tan, ivory and blue. Three babies, four girls and eight boys in this series are shown in The Crown Top Book, by Pauline Turco, on pages 126, 130, and 135. The monochrome tan Kinderkid in this listing is dressed in a turtle-neck sweater, jacket, striped pants and a textured hat. Model number 1256. Click on the gallery picture to see a photo of the other Kinderkid boys. Finding all the different kids is a challenge for the crown top collector.
Size: 2 1/8" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs. Original stopper.

$35.
$28.

P2260
BABY ON BLUE CHAIR, GERMAN PORCELAIN PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1920
From Pauline's collection. This charming pre-1920 porcelain crown top perfume bottle is a baby sitting on a cobalt blue chair. The baby figure and the chair are complete in themselves, separately molded, then assembled and fired. Before the early-twentieth century, clothing worn by infants and young children did not distinguish between the sexes. To us, it may appear that little boys of the past were dressed in skirts or dresses like girls, but at the time, boys and girls were dressed alike in clothing appropriate for all small children, regardless of sex. This baby wears a knitted hat and dress that are tinted with pastel green accents. The chair and the child's collar have shiny gold accents -- a more expensive and lengthy process that required a separate firing. Shown on page 128 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 4" high. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs.

$110.
$88.

P2279
SPANISH LADY WITH FAN, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. German porcelain Spanish Señorita crown top perfume bottle holding a white fan. She strikes a pose with her hand on her hip and wears a red bodice, green tiered skirt and white mantilla attached to her brown hair. Model number 844. Spanish lady subject for this bottle is unusual. Shown on page 178 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 3 1/4" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs.

$95.
$76.
SOLD

P2280
ENGLISH LADY IN RIDING HABIT, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. This bottle represents an Elizabethan English lady in riding habit, perhaps Queen Elizabeth I or Queen Victoria (with her round face)? Model number 1730. Shown on page 178 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 3" high, not including stopper. Condition: There is a very tight hairline on the back of the bottle. Priced accordingly. See additional photos.

$50.
$40.

P2290
KINDERKID BOY, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. The Kinderkids (my designation) are a series of whimsical ethnic children created by the Schafer & Vater Company. Each child is very detailed with a slightly different pose and unique outfit. They are finished in typical S&V monochrome glazes in tan, ivory or blue. Three babies, four girls and eight boys in this series are shown in The Crown Top Book on pages 126, 130, and 135. The Kinderkid boy in this listing is dressed in a vertical striped shirt with two buttons and collar, and a knitted cap. He is finished in light blue monochrome glaze. Click on the gallery photo to see a picture of the other Kinderkid boys. Finding all the different kids is a challenge for the crown top collector.
Size: 2 1/4" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs. Original stopper.

$35.
$28.

P2296
CARNIVAL GIRL, PORCELAIN PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. This little lady is a Japanese porcelain perfume bottle representing a carnival girl holding a blue fan. The top portion of her torso comprises the porcelain stopper, and there is glass rod dauber attached to the stopper cork. During WWI, Japan began producing crown tops and other porcelain items previously made by Germany, when German imports were no longer available. This young carnival lady is a copy of a German model, as were most Japanese perfume bottles of this era, and was used by the novelty perfume company Linet for the fragrance, "Chypre." Dressed in an orange luster dress and white sugar loaf, cone-shaped hat, she is shown on page 243 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 3 3/8" high. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs.

$30.
$24.
SOLD

P2341
DUTCH ORPHAN SCHOOLBOY, PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
Prior to 1939, the Boldoot Perfume Company in the Netherlands sold a number of interesting figural-porcelain bottles filled with their Boldoot colognes. This Dutch boy carrying his school book is one of them. He is beautifully painted and dressed in black trousers and vest, black and red coat and cap. This distinctive clothing was the uniform worn by male students at an Amsterdam orphanage built in 1580. The piece is finished in an unusual combination of glazed and bisque porcelain. Model 1542. Original unique barrel-shaped, metal sprinkler-stopper with the Boldoot name embossed on the plate. See the listing for the Dutch schoolgirl companion bottle -- P2095. The pair of Dutch orphans is shown on page 133 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 3" high. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks or repairs.

$95.
$76.

P2342
DUTCH ORPHAN SCHOOLGIRL, PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
Prior to 1939, the Boldoot Perfume Company in the Netherlands sold a number of interesting, figural-porcelain bottles filled with their Boldoot colognes. This Dutch girl carrying her schoolbook is one of them. She is beautifully painted and dressed in a black and red long dress, black apron with white underblouse and shawl. Her head is covered with a white, fitted cap. This distinctive clothing was the uniform worn by female students at an Amsterdam orphanage built in 1580. The piece is finished in an unusual combination of glazed and bisque porcelain. Model 1543. See the listing for the Dutch schoolboy companion bottle -- P1913. The pair of Dutch orphans is shown on page 133 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 3" high. Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs.

$95.
$76.

P2355
KINDERKID GIRL, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. The Kinderkids (my designation) are a series of whimsical ethnic children created by the Schafer & Vater Company. Each child is very detailed with a slightly different pose and unique outfit. They are finished in typical S&V monochrome glazes of tan, ivory or blue. Three babies, four girls and eight boys in this series are shown in The Crown Top Book on pages 126, 130, and 135. The Kinderkid in this listing is a little girl dressed in a blouse with collar, horizontally striped skirt and apron. She has no hat or scarf, but instead, her hair is upswept into a bun on the top of her head. She is finished in ivory monochrome glaze with tan accented details. Click on the gallery photo to see a picture of the other Kinderkid girls. Finding all the different kids is a challenge for the crown top collector.
Size: 2 1/8" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs. Original stopper.

$35.
$28.

P2364
DANCING YOUNG LADY, GERMAN PORCELAIN ATOMIZER PERFUME BOTTLE, Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. This atomizer perfume bottle features a young lady carrying an urn on her shoulder. This carefree girl appears to be dancing with her leg lifted and her hand holding her skirt to the side. Dressed in a bold burgundy bodice with blue skirt, she has sassy lilac stockings on her legs and black dancing slippers. A dramatic yellow scarf forms the urn. She has nicely molded features and a well-painted face with rosy cheeks and red lips. Because this bottle design involved undercutting - arms and legs separated from the body, it required a multiple-piece mold. The original prototype was cut into pieces that were cast separately and later reassembled after firing. This process added time and expense to the production, but resulted in a lovely, more desirable bottle. Model number 4193. Not uncommonly, there is no bulb. Soft atomizer parts often deteriorated and are missing, but this does not detract from the beauty, value or desirability of this bottle. Large atomizer bottles are hard to find and not many models were produced. Shown on page 177 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 7" high, to top of atomizer fitting. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs.

$120.
$96.

P2374
PIANO BABY, SITTING GIRL, GERMAN PORCELAIN PERFUME BOTTLE, c.TURN OF THE CENTURY
From Pauline's collection. Most well-decorated homes of the Victorian era had a grand piano in the salon with a beautiful silk shawl draped over the top to protect it. Bisque "piano baby" figurines were placed on top of the shawl to help keep it in place. Most were made in Germany, and remained popular from about 1880 until the First World War (1914). The figurines came in sizes from 6 to 12 inches high, and in different poses, seated, lying down, playing with their toes, crawling, crying, etc. Piano baby perfume bottles were made circa late 19th, early 20th century, prior to the era of metal crown stoppers, and came with cork stoppers. This little bisque girl is sitting on her hip with her feet to the side. She is wearing a white baby dress and bonnet trimmed in blue. See the additional pictures of her companion, P2375, the sitting piano baby boy. Exceptionally appealing -- these old piano baby porcelain perfume bottles, with a story, add interest to your collection.

Ref., The Crown Top Book, by Pauline E. Turco, 2013. Pg.127, pic.276.

Size: 2 1/2" high, not including the cork. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs.

$110.
$88.

P2375
PIANO BABY, SITTING BOY, GERMAN PORCELAIN PERFUME BOTTLE, c.TURN OF THE CENTURY
From Pauline's collection. Most well-decorated homes of the Victorian era had a grand piano in the salon with a beautiful silk shawl draped over the top to protect it. Bisque "piano baby" figurines were placed on top of the shawl to help keep it in place. Most were made in Germany, and remained popular from about 1880 until the First World War (1914). The figurines came in sizes from 6"-12" high, and in different poses, seated, lying down, playing with their toes, crawling, crying, etc. Piano baby perfume bottles were made in the late 19th to early 20th century (prior to the era of metal crown stoppers), and came with cork stoppers. This little bisque boy is sitting on his hip with his feet to the side. He is wearing a white baby dress trimmed in blue. See the additional pictures of his companion, P2374, the sitting piano baby girl. Exceptionally appealing, these old piano baby porcelain perfume bottles with a story, add interest to your collection.

Ref., The Crown Top Book, by Pauline E. Turco, 2013. Pg.127, pic.277.

Size: 2 3/8" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs.

$110.
$88.

P2376
PIANO BABY, RECLINING BOY, GERMAN PORCELAIN PERFUME BOTTLE, c.TURN OF THE CENTURY
From Pauline's collection. Most well-decorated homes of the Victorian era had a grand piano in the salon with a beautiful silk shawl draped over the top to protect it. Bisque "piano baby" figurines were placed on top of the shawl to help keep it in place. Most were made in Germany, and remained popular from about 1880 until the First World War (1914). The figurines came in sizes from 6 to 12 inches high, and in different poses, seated, lying down, playing with their toes, crawling, crying, etc. Piano baby perfume bottles were made circa late 19th, early 20th century, prior to the era of metal crown stoppers, and came with cork stoppers. This little bisque boy is reclining on his right side. He is wearing a white baby dress trimmed in blue. See the additional pictures of his companion, P2508, the reclining piano baby girl, listed below. Exceptionally appealing, these old piano baby porcelain perfume bottles with a story, add interest to your collection.

Ref., The Crown Top Book, by Pauline E. Turco, 2013. Pg.127, pic.278.

Size: 3 1/2" long; 1 3/4" high, not including the cork. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs.

$110.
$88.

P2396
KINDERKID BOY, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. The Kinderkids (my designation) are a series of whimsical ethnic children created by the Schafer & Vater Company. Each child is very detailed with a slightly different pose and unique outfit. They are finished in typical S&V monochrome glazes in tan, ivory or blue. Three babies, four girls and eight boys in this series are shown in The Crown Top Book on pages 126, 130, and 135 respectively. The Kinderkid in this listing is dressed in a horizontally striped sweater with collar and ruffled hem. He is wearing a pork pie hat, and is finished in ivory monochrome glaze. Click on the gallery photo to see a picture of the other Kinderkid boys. Finding all the different kids is a challenge for the crown top collector.
Size: 2 1/4" high, not including stopper. Condition: There is a hairline in the neck of the bottle. Please click on the gallery picture to see the composite picture. No other damage. Original stopper. Priced accordingly.

$30.
$24.

P2416
RARE, CONTA & BOEHME, FANCY LADY, GERMAN PORCELAIN PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. This rare 5 1/4" crown-top perfume bottle was made in Germany by Conta & Boehme. Her fancy blue dress is covered in ruffles and bows. The skirt has multiple tiers of blue ruffles. A yellow ruffle on her petticoat peeks out behind her dainty leg. The dress has a fitted yellow bodice with a V-neck. Large blue ruffle florettes decorate the waist of the skirt and her sleeves. Her cloche-style yellow hat has a cascade of pink flowers that flows from one side and down the back of the hat. It is tied under her chin with a yellow bow with long streamers. The design of this bottle is very detailed. Her face is lovely, her profile is sharp and the painting is artistically done. One arm is undercut and perfectly finished, accenting its slender grace. This has been one of my favorite ladies for the uncommon detail and workmanship that makes it such a special perfume bottle. Her porcelain head is the stopper for the bottle. Maker, Conta & Boehme.

Ref., The Half Doll Book, Shona & Marc Lorrin, Vol. 8, pg. 50 Fig. 8-287.
Ref., The Crown Top Book, by Pauline E. Turco, 2013. Pg.188, pic.798.

Size: 5 1/4" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs.

$165.
$132.

P2443
KATE GREENAWAY-STYLE BOY WITH MUFF, GERMAN PORCELAIN PERFUME BOTTLE, c.late 1890s-early 1900s
From Pauline's collection. This delightful young boy is dressed in children's clothing from another era. The bottle was produced in Germany prior to the crown-top era (late 1890s to early 1900s), and is fashioned in the Kate Greenaway-style. Kate Greenaway (1846-1901) was a children's book illustrator and writer. She was popular in the 1880s and 1890s. This child has a white coat with maroon trim. There is a blue scarf under his collar and a maroon muff around his neck to keep his hands warm on a frosty day. A matching maroon cap completes his outfit. Pre-crown top bottles came with fragrances sealed with a cork rather than metal crown-shaped stoppers. At 4" high, this hard-to-find, larger-size vintage bottle would be a great addition to your crown top collection. Shown on page 128 of The Crown Top Book, by Pauline Turco.
Size: 4" high. Condition: Excellent. The bottle has no chips, cracks, or repairs. See additional pictures.

$80.
$64.

P2445
ORIENTAL MAN IN YELLOW CAPE, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. This is a larger sized German porcelain crown top perfume bottle of an Oriental man dressed in blue pants, red top and yellow cape. His hair is worn in the traditional Mandarin style, with the head shaved in front and remaining hair at the back woven into a long braid called a queue. He also sports a Fu Manchu mustache. This sartorial style was named after the arch-typical evil character, Dr. Fu Manchu, featured in a series of novels by British author Sax Rohmer written in the first half of the twentieth century. Despite his sinister mustache, this rotund guy seems quite harmless and happy. The bottle appears on a catalog page for the Sitzendorf Porcelain Co. with the model number 1137. Shown on page 230 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 4" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs. See additional pictures.

$95.
$76.

P2450
GILDED DRESDEN FLASK, GERMAN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's personal collection. By far, this is the most beautiful hand-painted, Dresden flask I have owned. It was decorated in the famous city of Dresden, now the capital of the Free State of Saxony, in Germany. Between the years 1855 and 1944, there were as many as 200 porcelain painting shops in and around the city of Dresden. This exquisit gem has bright gold enamel gilding on both sides. Two different court scenes are hand painted on either side. On one side, a court lady plays a lute as she strolls along with her suitor, and on the reverse side, a dancing couple in period dress are depicted. A band of cobalt with a gold design surrounds the bottom of the flask and completes the flawless decorating. Marked, "Dresden" on the bottom. While floral themes are most often the subject of Dresden-decorated flasks, this flask is rare for its motif of 18th-19th century court scenes. This eye-catching flask could be a star in your collection.

Ref., The Crown Top Book, by Pauline E. Turco, 2013. Pg.167, pic.598.

Size: 1 3/4" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs.

$140.
$112.

P2458
KATE GREENAWAY-STYLE GIRL WITH RED BOW, GERMAN PORCELAIN PERFUME BOTTLE, c.late 1890s-early 1900s
From Pauline's collection. This is a delightful young lady dressed in children's clothing from another era. The bottle was produced in Germany prior to the Crown Top era, in the late 1890s, early 1900s, and is fashioned in the Kate Greenaway-style. Kate Greenaway (1846-1901) was a children's book illustrator and writer. She was popular in the 1880s and 1890s. This sweet little lady has a big tomato red bow on her dress and wears a white bonnet with a blue inner brim. Pre-crown top bottles came with fragrances sealed with a cork rather than metal crown-shaped stoppers. This hard-to-find, vintage bottle would be a great addition to your crown top collection. Shown on page 128 of The Crown Top Book, by Pauline Turco.
Size: 3 5/8" high. Condition: Excellent. The bottle has no chips, cracks, or repairs. See additional pictures.

$80.
$64.

P2470
FLOWER FROG, GERMAN PORCELAIN ATOMIZER, Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. In the 1920s and 30s, florists used "flower frogs" in arranging flowers. Some were glass or metal, but the most attractive ones were figural porcelain - dancing ladies or nymphs. The stems of the flowers were inserted into holes around the base of the flower frog. German porcelain companies copied the motif of the popular flower frogs for their atomizer and crown top perfume bottles, as seen in this large atomzer of a nymph frolicing in aqua waves. This atomizer has a design that involved undercutting, sculpting that created spaces, like those between her body and arms and between the urn and her neck. A design with undercutting required a multiple-piece mold. The pieces of the mold were cast separately and then reassembled after firing. This process added time and expense to the production, but resulted in a lovely, more detailed and desirable bottle. This flower frog atomizer has an unusual atomizer bulb. It is square and is attached at the top of the atomizer hardware. More commonly, the rounded atomizer bulb was encased in netting, or hidden in a fancy tassel that was attached at the end of a long cord. Large atomizer bottles are hard to find because not as many of them were produced and the larger bottles suffered more breakeage in shipping and in use.
Size: 7" high, to top of atomizer fitting. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs.

$220.
$176.

P2486
ELEPHANT, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. This brown monochrome elephant has a Howdah on its back. The bottom of the bottle is concave and impressed with the model number 3006. Shown on page 115 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 2 5/8" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks or repairs. Replacement stopper -- looks exactly like an original but does not unscrew to dispense perfume.

$40.
$32.

P2491
HEINZ ARAB MAN WITH FLOWERS, GERMAN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. This adorable bottle represents a Moorish man from Africa holding a bouquet of flowers. The term "Moor" once referred to northwestern African Muslim people of mixed Berber and Arab descent. This bottle was made by the Heinz Company and is not the copy made in Japan. "Germany" and the mold number 5781 are impressed into the back of his leg. This dark-skinned man is wearing a green turban, yellow sirwal (Arab trousers) and a rose luster jacket. His black babouches (a French word for Turkish sandals with turned up toes) are peeking out from under his trousers. An added accent, gilded earrings, are in his ears. Gilt trimmings and luster painting each required an extra firing in the kiln.

Ref., The Crown Top Book, by Pauline E. Turco, pg. 227, pic. 1111.

Size: 3 5/8" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs.

$110.
$88.

P2493
KEWPIE, ARMS CROSSED ON CHEST, GERMAN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
Collectors call these little nude babies "Kewpies." This is one of a series of 5 poses. This particular baby sits with arms crossed over its chest. These Kewpie-like babies are attributed to the Heinz porcelain factory. This particular pose is model number 7945. The bottom of this sweet Kewpie bottle is stamped in red with the word "Germany." This particular bottle has very good quality with details of fingers and toes visible in the mold and excellent facial painting.
Size: 2 1/4" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips or cracks. The crown-top stopper is original.

$110.
$88.

P2494
HINDU GOD, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. This bottle depicts a Hindu god in lotus position. He is holding a covered jar. The bottle is finished in a faux ivory monochrome color with blue base and accents of tan on the face. Scheidig, model number 7042. Shown on page 210 of The Crown Top Book by Pauline Turco.
Size: 2 3/4" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs. Replacement stopper. Replacement crown stoppers look exactly like the originals but do not unscrew to dispense perfume.

$45.
$36.

P2508
PIANO BABY, RECLINING GIRL, GERMAN PORCELAIN PERFUME BOTTLE, c.TURN OF THE CENTURY
From Pauline's collection. Most Victorian well-decorated homes had a grand piano in the salon with a beautiful silk shawl draped over the top to protect it. Bisque "piano baby" figurines were placed on top of the shawl to help keep it in place. Most were made in Germany, and remained popular from about 1880 until the First World War (1914). The figurines came in sizes from 6" to 12" high, and in different poses, seated, lying down, playing with their toes, crawling, crying, etc. Piano baby perfume bottles were made in the late 19th to early 20th century (prior to the era of metal crown stoppers) and came with cork stoppers. This little bisque girl is reclining on her left side. She is wearing a white baby dress and bonnet trimmed in blue. See the additional pictures of her companion, P2376, the reclining piano baby boy. This baby has an original label on the bottom for Garwoods, Lilac Cologne. Exceptionally appealing, these old piano baby porcelain perfume bottles with a story, add interest to your collection.

Ref., The Crown Top Book, by Pauline E. Turco, 2013. Pg.127.

Size: 2 1/2" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs. Label has a very small worn area at the top.

$110.
$88.

P2569
SAMSON, NAUGHTY BAWDY MONK, DOUBLE SCENT BOTTLE,
c.mid to late 19th CENTURY
From Pauline's collection. Very rare double scent bottle. In the mid-19th century, Meissen modeled the first version of this unique bottle after a 1760s print entitled, "Provender to the Monastery" that depicted a pious-looking friar on the road back to the monastery with provisions from his shopping trip to town, a basket of eggs, a goose, and a sheaf of wheat. On closer inspection, however, one can see something else he is carrying back to the monastery. Concealed in the wheat, is the face of a young lady peeking over his shoulder, with her dainty feet visible at the bottom of the sheaf. That naughty, bawdy, monk is smuggling his lady friend into the abbey with the provisions! Various porcelain makers since the mid-18th century have made their own versions of the bawdy monk Meissen bottle. This version has the Samson Ceramics mark, founded in late 1830s France. They specialized in the reproduction of collectible porcelains from the mid-18th to early 19th centuries, including Meissen, Sevres, Chelsea and others. The bottle has two perfume chambers. The monk's head is the stopper for the main compartment of the bottle. The sheaf of wheat is the separate second chamber, with a porcelain bee stopper. Ironically, 18th and 19th century Samson pieces are highly-sought-after collectibles in their own right today.
Size: 3 1/2" high. Condition: Excellent no chips, cracks or repairs.

$895.
$716.

P2572
RARE, GERMAN CROWN TOP COMBO - PERFUME BOTTLE, HALF DOLL, PIN PINCUSION, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. This rare German porcelain, combination perfume bottle, know as a "combo," is a multipurpose item. It combines a crown top perfume bottle, with a half doll handle, attached to a sewing pincushion. Three for one! -- a cross-collectible for collectors of perfume bottles, half dolls, and sewing accessories. The appealing little girl with a sweet face has her hands and arms in the air in a pose that invites a big hug. Most German porcelain half dolls were decorative handles attached to a number of vanity and household items. This little lady is attached to a pink ruffled pincushion. Vintage ecru lace adorns the skirt and bodice. What a unique, unusual and appealing item for your collection!

Ref., The Crown Top Book, by Pauline E. Turco, 2013. Pg.142, pic.410.

Size: The full presentation measures 4" high, not including stopper. The half doll measures 2 1/2" high. Condition: On close examination, the tips of three fingers on her right hand and the tip of the thumb on her left hand have well-done repairs. They are not apparent when she is displayed, and she is priced accordingly. See additional photos.

$145.
$116.

P2594
KINDERKID BOY, GERMAN PORCELAIN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
From Pauline's collection. The Kinderkids (my designation) are a series of whimsical ethnic children created by the Schafer & Vater Company. Each child is very detailed with a slightly different pose and unique outfit. They are finished in typical S&V tan, ivory and blue monochrome glazes. Three babies, four girls and eight boys in this series are shown in The Crown Top Book on pages 126, 130, and 135. With hands in his pockets, the little Kinderkid in this listing wears a cap, vertically striped sweater, and has a scarf tied around his neck. He is finished in faux ivory monochrome glaze. Click on the gallery photo to see a picture of the other Kinderkids boys. Finding all the kids is a challenge for the crown top collector.
Size: 2 1/4" high, not including stopper. Condition: Excellent, no chips, cracks, or repairs. Replacement stopper. Replacement stoppers look exactly like the originals but do not unscrew to dispense perfume.

$35.
$28.

U727
CHANTER, GERMAN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
This large size crown top perfume bottle was made in Germany by the Sitzendorf company. The seated figure represents a middle-Eastern chanter. Nice details -- eye-lid lines, delicate necklace and finely-painted open mouth. A model number (24858) is impressed on the back. This size, in this model, is difficult to find as there were not that many large-sized crown top bottles produced.
Size: 5" high, including stopper x 2 3/4" wide, at widest point. Condition: Excellent -- no chips or cracks. Replacement crown stopper -- looks exactly like an original but does not unscrew to sprinkle out perfume.

$85.
$75.

U843
ARAB BOY / MAN, GERMAN CROWN TOP PERFUME BOTTLE, c.Pre-1939
This colorfully-painted crown top perfume bottle represents an Arab boy or man. There is a partial model number impressed on the center back near the base -- 8(2?)05.
Size: 3 1/2" high, including stopper. Condition: Excellent -- no chips or cracks. The crown-top stopper is a replacement -- looks exactly like an original but does not unscrew to dispense perfume.

$65.
$60.

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P262
DUTCH BOY WITH FAT PANTS, NOVELTY PERFUME BOTTLE, c.1930s-40s
Cute little Dutch boy dime store novelty perfume. He wears fat pants and a red necktie. Red Bakelite cap. Bottle has "Holland" molded in the glass on the bottom, an indication the bottle was made by the Dutch company, Kleinkramer. This company provided molded glass figural bottles decorated with unfired enamel to novelty perfumers in the 1940s. Still has all of its original perfume.
Size: 2 3/4" high. Condition: Very good. Some paint loss on necktie. No label.

$20.
$16.

P498
BLOWN GLASS GOOGLY-EYED GIRL, NOVELTY PERFUME BOTTLE, c.1920s-1930s
Novelty perfume bottles were popular from the turn of the early 20th century through the 1950s. They were made of glass or porcelain and marketed by novelty perfume companies specializing in affordable, novelty perfumes for working class buyers and children. The bottles were filled with inexpensive generic fragrances, and were sold for the eye-appeal of the figural containers, not the nose-appeal of the scents they held. This is a very appealing vintage blown white glass lady with black hair and big blue googly eyes. Beautifully painted face with rosy cheeks, coral nose dots and a tiny red mouth. Mouth blown in Germany.
Size: 1 7/8" high. Condition: Excellent.

$50.
$40.

P741
CARTOON CHARACTER, NOVELTY PERFUME BOTTLE, c.1940s
Novelty perfume bottles were often modeled after cartoon characters. This little guy is similar to characters seen in 1930s-1940s newspaper cartoon strips. The molded glass frosted bottle has him dressed in a plaid suit with a stove top hat that serves as the cap. He has enamel-painted googly eyes and black tie and shoes. Possibly a Lioret novelty character perfume bottle.
Size: 2 7/8" high. Condition: Excellent. Normal wear to cold painted enamel.

$30.
$24.

P757
POTBELLIED BABY, NOVELTY PERFUME BOTTLE, c.1930s-40s
Adorable little potbellied baby with painted eyes. This little guy was originally sealed with a cork at the feet. This sweet novelty perfume baby has lots of detail with his cute bare bottom, round potbelly with navel dimple, arms by his sides, hair curl on his forehead and tiny nose.
Size: 2 3/8" high. Condition: Excellent.

$20.
$16.

P1481
SAILOR MAN, NOVELTY PERFUME BOTTLE, c.1940s
Little sailor man novelty fragrance bottle. Clear bottle with enamelled design, blue sailor tie and googly eyes. Black Bakelite sailor hat. Typical of the type of "little character" novelties produced by the novelty perfumer, Lioret.
Size: 2 7/8" high. Condition: Very good. Wear to enamel paint. Small chip on rim of cap. See pictures.

$30.
$24.

P1493
MARLENE DIETRICH, NOVELTY PERFUME BOTTLE, c.1930s-40s
This novelty perfume bottle is often said to represent Marlene Dietrich, although I don't know of any documentation supporting this claim. Marie Magdalene "Marlene" Dietrich (December 27, 1901 – May 6, 1992) was a German-American actress and singer. She had a long and very successful career. Famous for her glamorous persona and exotic (to Americans) looks, she was one of the highest-paid actresses of the era. This bottle shows a slender young lady wearing long white gloves and a glamorous form-fitting gown typical of the 1930s. "Bottle Made in Germany" is molded into the glass on the bottom of the bottle. Perhaps this mysterious beauty really is modeled after the famous Marlene Dietrich. Whether or not she is the famous Hollywood beauty, she certainly could have a starring role in your novelty perfume bottle collection.
Size: 4 1/8" high. Condition: Excellent condition. Some paint wear consistent with its age.

$25.
$20.

P1505
GIRL SCOUT, NOVELTY PERFUME BOTTLE, c.1930s-1940s
This little googly-eyed, girl-scout novelty perfume bottle wears a plaid apron tied in the back with a bow, a blouse with rolled-up sleeves, and a decorated red, scout scarf. The bottle stopper is a deep green Bakelite scout hat. This is one of the more unusual little character novelty perfume bottles and is not often seen.
Size: 2 7/8" high. Condition: Excellent. Very good painting.

$40.
$32.

P1581
BELLHOP, NOVELTY PERFUME BOTTLE, c.1940s
A bellhop or bellboy was a hotel porter who helped guests with their luggage while they were checking in or out of the hotel. The clerk at the front desk rang a bell to summon the porter, usually a young boy or adolescent, who would "hop" to attention at the desk for instructions. Hence the term bellboy or bellhop. Bellhops often wore a uniform. This chubby-cheeked, googly-eyed young man is dressed in a blue bellhop uniform jacket. The Bakelite maroon cap serves as his pillbox hat and completes his uniform. There is a label on the bottom identifying the fragrance as "Solomon's Khus Khus" (approximately 2/3 fl.oz). Great vintage novelty bottle in excellent condition.
Size: 3 3/8" high. Condition: Excellent -- no wear to the painting. The label on the bottom is in excellent condition.

$30.
$24.
SOLD

P1587
POTTER & MOORE, LITTLE NIPPER, NOVELTY PERFUME BOTTLE, c.1930s-1940s
Hard-to-find, 1930s vintage figural "Little Nipper" novelty perfume bottle. Created by the cartoonist, Brian White, this adorable little boy was the main character in the comic strip, "Little Nipper" printed in the British newspaper, The Daily Mail (1933-1947). The perfume bottle, a product of Potter & Moore, Ltd., came with a hang-tag label (missing on this bottle) that read, "Filled with Potter & Moore's Lavender." The bottle is frosted glass with fired-on red enamelled paint. There is a small cap inside the cork-lined head over-cap. This novelty character bottle has lots of charm and "cute" appeal. He makes a great companion with the two other Potter & Moore novelty perfume bottles, Bonzo the Dog and Ooloo the Cat.
Size: 3 5/8" high. Condition: Excellent. Bottle and painting in excellent condition. No label.

$65.
$52.

P1588
ERTE, THE DUKE, NOVELTY PERFUME PRESENTATION, c.1930s
Wonderful 1930s vintage, novelty perfume bottle, The Duke, by Erte (no relationship to the Russian Art Deco artist). This Deco Dapper guy reminds me of the original 1930s Esquire Man logo for Esquire Magazine. He has similar large poppy, googly eyes, thick mustache, black hat and tails, cane and monocle. This special novelty perfume is presented under a heavy glass dome. The top of the dome has a raised stylized flower in the center. The bottom of the base has an excellent label, "The Duke", Erte, Distributor, Jersey City, N.J. 1 Fl. oz. NET. The same information is duplicated on the back of the hat band on the Duke's hat. The Duke has a red cravat with a white enamelled diamond stickpin. What a stylish dude! Also, please see P2174, the Duke's companion, The Duchess (Erte), also under a dome, listed in this section. They make a fabulous novelty presentation duo.
Size: bottle measures 3 1/4" high. Dome presentation 4 7/8". Condition: Excellent. Bottle painting, label on bottom and around hat excellent. Dome is in excellent condition.

$55.
$44.

P1617
LIORET, ORIENTAL LURE, NOVELTY PERFUME BOTTLE, c.1920s-30s
This character novelty from the novelty perfumer, Lioret, is a Turkish man. The label wrapped around the neck has a wonderful graphic of a Turkish man's face on the front and the product information on the back. The back of the label reads, "Oriental Lure, Lioret, Distributor Jersey City, N.J., 3/4 fluid oz. net." On this novelty, the label is crucial to completing the design of the bottle. The clear bottle has the details of the man's clothing molded into the bottle, including his Turkish slippers with turned-up toes, called babouches. The black Bakelite cap is shaped as his turban. About a third of the fragrance remains in the bottle.
Size: 3 5/8" high. Condition: Bottle and intact label are in excellent condition.

$40.
$32.
SOLD

P1730
LANDER, FLOWER MARKET, NOVELTY PERFUME BOTTLE, c.1930s-40s
This the Lander novelty, Flower Market, in original box. The bottle has a silver threaded cap and a gold foil label with the fragrance name, Apple Blossom. The original cardboard box is very colorful with a woodgrain background and the graphic of a young girl in peasant dress pulling a two-wheeled donkey cart filled with flowers. The bottle rests in a die-cut interior insert.
Size: 3 3/4" high. Condition: Bottle, label and box are in excellent condition.

$15.
$12.

P1976
BLOWN GLASS NOVELTY INDIVIDUAL DIE PERFUME BOTTLE, c.1923-30s
Tiny square mouth blown gambling die. Clear glass with red dots on sides and bottom. Remnant of old cork remains in the neck of the bottle. Such a sweet novelty perfume bottle to add a bit of whimsey to your collection. Most likely made in Germany in the 1920s-1930s era.
Size: 1" high. Condition: Very good condition. Some age wear to the paint.

$25.

P1977
BETTY BOOP NOVELTY PERFUME BOTTLE, c.1930s-40s
Who doesn't love Betty Boop? This adorable novelty perfume bottle features the popular 1930s animated cartoon character, Betty Boop. Betty was the creation of Max Fleischer and animator Grim Natwick. She was depicted as a 16-year-old Jazz Baby (Flapper) with an "innocent sexuality and more heart than brains." With her chubby-cheeked, large round baby face, big eyes and button nose, she suggested the combination of girlishness and maturity that many people saw in the flapper type, which Betty represented. One of her favorite expressions was, "Boop-Oop-a-Doop." Betty is painted with a pale creamy pink enamel dress. She has an irresistible Betty Boop face and a little red paper heart on her dress that says -- "Dada!" I believe it was another of her favorite expressions. The bottle has a maroon ball plastic cap.
Size: 3 5/8" high. Condition: Very good condition. Some age wear to the paint. The paper heart Dada label has slight age wear.

$35.
$28.
SOLD

P2049
OLD SOUTH PERFUMERS, PLANTATION GARDEN, BLOWN GLASS NOVELTY PERFUME BOTTLE, c.1942
This sweet blown glass novelty perfume bottle was used by Old South Perfumers for the fragrance, "Plantation Garden." The bottle has a delicate tapered-waist shape, and a tiny green plastic screw-in stopper. A partial cello label remains on the bottom of the bottle. I find it amazing that these fragile little perfume gems have somehow managed to survived the decades. This bottle is over 75 years old! See additional photos for the 1942 Old South Perfume advertisement showing this delicate bottle in a Trunk Box Perfume presentation.
Size: 2 1/2" high. Condition: Bottle in excellent condition. Partial transparent cello label with white writing on the bottom. See additional photos.

$25.
$20.

P2112
TYROLEAN, HIKER, NOVELTY PERFUME BOTTLE, c.1940s
This fellow is as cute as he can be. He has a shy googly-eyed expression on his round, chubby-cheeked face. He is quite Tyrolean looking, dressed for hiking in the Alps in his green lederhosen, brown suspenders, white heavy socks and black walking shoes. Completing his hiking image, the bottle cap is a black Bakelite mountain hat. The hiker is one of the more unusual novelty character perfume bottles. This lovable little Tyrolean guy is just waiting to hike on over to your collection.
Size: 3 1/8" high. Condition: Excellent.

$45.
$36.

P2117
LOLLIPOP GIRL, NOVELTY PERFUME BOTTLE, c.1940s
Too cute! This young lady has a detailed mold depicting a young girl holding a big white lollipop. She is dressed in turn of the century fashion and her cap is a tan Bakelite straw hat. Her hair is pulled back and tied with a red ribbon. The country of origin, "Holland", is embossed on the bottom of the bottle.
Size: 3 1/8" high. Condition: Excellent -- no wear to the painting. Filled with original fragrance.

$25.
$20.

P2119
BLACK MAN, NOVELTY PERFUME BOTTLE, c.1940s
Black people as novelty perfume bottles are the hardest to find. This novelty black man is a particularly appealing bottle because it is not a caricature depiction of a black person. He stands with his hands clasped behind his back, and is dressed in a white dress shirt and black tie, formal evening jacket, and striped pants. A red boutonniere is painted on his lapel. His black curly hair is well painted. In profile, he has chubby cheeks, and distinctive African-American features. This is a great novelty black man for your collection.
Size: 3 1/4" high. Condition: Excellent condition.

$65.
$52.

P2161
BABS, FOREVER YOURS, NOVELTY PERFUME PRESENTATION, c.1940s
This clever novelty is another wonderful domed presentation found at Five and Dime stores in the 1930s and 40s. A clear glass, heart-shaped perfume bottle rests between two metal hands. Fingers have red-polished finger nails. A bit of lace and bright pink ribbon are fastened around each wrist. The gold metal cap is attached to the bottle with a gold-tone chain. The interior of the presentation is lined with light blue satin, and the base has a silver foil label with the fragrance name, "Forever Yours Babs Creations, Inc." It is rare to find this desirable novelty presentation in as good a condition as this one.
Size: Bottle: 3" high. x 2" wide. Overall height including dome: 4" high. Metal base: 4" diameter. Condition: Dome, bottle, metal base and hands, ribbons and lace in excellent condition. Very light paint chipping on the inside of hands where bottle rests. Light age wear to foil label, no tears. Small perfume stain on back side of blue satin lining (hidden when viewed from front.) Overall near-mint condition.

$130.
$104.

P2165
SAILOR MAN, NOVELTY PERFUME BOTTLE, c.1930s-40s
This novelty sailor character bottle has an adorable googly-eyed expression on his chubby-cheeked face. He has a black pipe in his mouth, a red tie around his neck, three little red buttons on each side of his vest and a flat-topped light blue Bakelite hat on his head. "Holland" is embossed in the glass on the bottom of the bottle. This identifies it as having been made by Kleinkramer, a Dutch company that supplied molded glass bottles with cold-painted designs for perfumes, liquors and other uses. This is a delightful character novelty to add to your collection.
Size: 3" high. Condition: Excellent condition.

$30.
$24.

P2168
VINTAGE, BABS, YESTERYEAR NOVELTY PERFUME BOTTLE, c.1939
This iconic Southern lady under a glass dome once held one ounce of "Yesteryear" perfume. It was the product of one of the best-known and most creative perfume bottle novelty producers of the 1930s - 40s, Babs Creations, Inc., founded by Charles H. Foster of New York. The lady, molded with Old-South-style dress and holding a parasol, is reportedly Scarlet O'Hara of "Gone With the Wind" fame. The movie based on the best-selling novel, of the same name, was released in 1939. The Babs company cleverly capitalized on the novel and hit movie by creating their Yesteryear novelty presentation that year. And it became a hit with perfume bottle collects, too! There are a number of different versions of this desirable novelty. This version has a brass base with Scarlet holding a bouquet of caramel-colored, flowers constructed of flocked-back paper with a glossy top layer. She has a peach velvet ribbon tied in a bow around her waist. Glass dome, silver foil label on front of base.
Size: Bottle: 4 1/2" high. Overall Presentation: 5 3/8" high. Condition: Excellent condition including base, bottle and dome.

$35.
$28.

P2174
ERTE, THE DUCHESS, NOVELTY PERFUME PRESENTATION, c.1930s
Wonderful 1930s vintage, novelty perfume bottle, The Duchess, by Erte (no relationship to the Russian Art Deco artist). This elegant little lady is dressed in an off-the-shoulder gown with a bright red sash around the waist. Her hands are resting against her full skirt, and her serene face is painted with closed eyes, showing her black eyelashes and a little red mouth. Red Bakelite ball cap. This special novelty perfume is presented under a heavy glass dome. The top of the dome has a raised stylized flower in the center. The bottom of the base has an excellent label, "The Duchess, Erte, Distributor, Jersey City, N.J. 1 1/8 Fl. oz. NET." See P1588, the Duchess' companion, The Duke (Erte), also under a dome, listed in this section. They make a fabulous novelty presentation duo.
Size: bottle measures 3 7/8" high. Dome presentation 4 7/8". Condition: Excellent. Bottle and dome in excellent condition.

$55.
$44.

P2187
POTTER & MOORE, EAGLE, NOVELTY PERFUME BOTTLE, c.1950s
This creative novelty by the English perfumer, Potter & Moore has a majestic American eagle as its stopper. It held Potter & Moore's famous fragrance, "Mitcham Lavender." The eagle is perched on a clear glass perfume bottle. The silver plastic is very detailed with feathers, beak, claws and eyes carefully molded. The open wing design makes for an impressive presentation. The front label reads, "Potter & Moore, Mitcham Lavender. Very impressive and interesting addition to your collection.
Size: 3" high. with a 3 5/8" wingspan! Condition: Bottle and plastic eagle cap in excellent condition. The lettering on the silver foil label is very worn on one side. See additional photos.

$40.
$32.

P2461
LITTLE DIDDUMS, NOVELTY PERFUME BOTTLE, c.1930s-1940s
This four-inch tall adorable novelty perfume bottle is a depiction of Little Diddums, the creation of Mabel Lucie Attwell. She was an English artist and illustrator very popular in the 1920s and 30s. One of her most famous drawings, Diddums, appeared in books, on greeting cards and as figurines. See the 1926 postcard featuring Diddums in the additional pictures for this listing. This glass novelty rendition of Mabel Lucie Attwell's chubby, winsome character is irresistible -- chubby cheeks, sturdy legs and all. The black Bakelite cap serves as the base for the bottle.
Size: 4" high. Condition: Bottle is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. Please see additional photos.

$30.
$24.

U852
ELESBE, JASMIN, BLOWN GLASS GOURD, NOVELTY PERFUME BOTTLE, c.1924
This very delicate blown glass gourd-shaped perfume bottle, was made by Elesbe, a French company. The bottle is unopened but the perfume has evaporated. It still retains its cork and filament. A pink ribbon is attached to the bottle neck. There are 2 embossed paper labels. The green rectangular label on the long neck has the fragrance name "Jasmin" and the round gold-printed label on the bulbous bottom reads – "Elesbe, Made in France."
Size: 3 3/8" long x 1" wide (approximately, at widest point). Condition: Excellent – no chips or cracks. Labels, excellent – no tears or missing pieces. Ribbon – excellent. See additional photos.

$30.
$25.

U854
FRANCETTE, URN w/HANDLES, GERMAN BLOWN GLASS, NOVELTY PERFUME BOTTLE, c.1920s
This blown glass perfume bottle was made in Germany. The bottle is unopened but the perfume has evaporated. It is urn-shaped with delicate handles. The body has an all-over hob-nail design. It still retains its cork and filament, and pipe-cleaner-like tie around the neck. The dark green embossed paper label has the name "Francette – Made in Germany."
Size: 3 1/8" high x 1 3/8" wide (at widest point) x 7/8" deep. Condition: Excellent – no chips or cracks. Label, excellent – no tears or missing pieces, darkened from age. See additional photos.

$40.
$35.

U855
FRANCETTE, FOOTED URN w/HANDLES, GERMAN BLOWN GLASS, NOVELTY PERFUME BOTTLE, c.1920s
This blown glass perfume bottle was made in Germany. The bottle is unopened but the perfume has evaporated. It is urn-shaped with delicate handles. The bulbous body has an all-over hob-nail design, and a concave footed base. It still retains its cork and filament, and pipe-cleaner-like tie around the neck. The green embossed paper label has the name "Francette – Made in Germany."
Size: 3" high (approximately) x 1 1/8" wide (at widest point). Condition: Excellent – no chips or cracks. Label, excellent – no tears or missing pieces, age fading. See additional photos.

$40.
$35.

U856
FRANCETTE, STRIPED, FOOTED URN w/HANDLES, GERMAN BLOWN GLASS, NOVELTY PERFUME BOTTLE, c.1920s
This blown glass perfume bottle was made in Germany. The bottle is empty. The stripes are rust and white with a tiny vein of gray. Looped handles protrude from the sides. The bottle sits on a very delicate flared-footed base. It still retains its original cork stopper covered with filament, and dark green pipe-cleaner-like tie around the neck. The embossed paper label reads "Francette – Made in Germany."
Size: 3 1/4" high x 1" wide (at footed base). Condition: Excellent – no chips or cracks. Label, excellent – no tears or missing pieces, darkened from age. See additional photos.

$40.
$35.