The first-ever complete guide to collecting and understanding the perfume bottles and related vanity products produced by DeVilbiss, the world's foremost manufacturer of the 20th century. This expansive volume tells the tale of a truly remarkable company, its products, and its people. It includes over 900 photos of 1,000 bottles, lamps, and accessories from the authors' extensive collection several of the other most important DeVilbiss collections in America. The text provides information from never-before-seen DeVilbiss Company archives, including specifications, design and engineering drawings, product descriptions, and company correspondence. Special focus is given to the glass manufacturers that supplied bottles to DeVilbiss. Also included is an exploration of the early cut and decorated bottles from Bohemia and the American Brilliant period, the opulent designs of the 1920s, the recovery from Depression along with new tastes of the 1930s, and the post-war embrace of the glass masters of Murano, Germany, and France.
Marti DeGraaf and Toby Mack are collectors and students of elegant glassware, with a special passion for perfume bottles, and particularly the products from the DeVilbiss Company and their many glass company suppliers during the first two-thirds of the 20th century.