I-Rice German Perfume & ChiPPy! – SHaBBy!

A bunch of us are descending on Auburn, California for the 49er Bottle Show and were having dinner last night after a exhaustive afternoon talking major bottles. Dinner was attended by Jeff Burkhardt, Jeanine Burkhardt, Bill Taylor, Jerry Forbes, Ken Edward, Steve Bird, Elizabeth Meyer & myself, Ferdinand Meyer.

Jeanine and I were talking about the ornate Crown Perfumery bottles which she possesses a great example, and she mentioned the rather ornate German I-Rice perfume bottles. I have posted two (2) pictures from her collection from her web site.

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I. W. Rice & Co. was founded in 1905 as an importer of perfume bottles and other vanity items, as well as vases, salt and pepper shakers, crystal accessories, and table crystal gifts. With Irving W. Rice as president and Lou D. Bloom as sales manager, the company quickly prospered, importing items from all over the world and selling them under the name of “Irice imports.” During the 1930’s they specialized in Czechoslovakian crystal, switched to American manufacturers such as Imperial Glass during WWII, and went back to importing after the war, first from West Germany and later from Japan. Still in business today, most contemporary Irice imports come from Taiwan.

German I-Rice Perfume Bottles - Burkhardt Collection

I-Rice Bottle - Burkhardt Collection

Jeanine Burkhardt

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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1 Response to I-Rice German Perfume & ChiPPy! – SHaBBy!

  1. Froggy says:

    Ferdinand- Thanks for nice posting of Jeanine’s “bling” bottles. Now don’t ya’ wish our Bitters came w/tops like that!

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