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Vintage Egyptian Glass Perfume Bottles

Updated on January 23, 2016

Handblown Egyptian Perfume Bottles

Are you familiar with antique egyptian glass perfume bottles? If you have ever seen one of these amazing glass works of art you will certainly agree that they make unique collectibles, as well as perfect gifts for Christmas, Valentine's, birthdays, Mother's day or any other occasion that would justify a precious and romantic gift.

Browse through this beautiful collection of genuine egyptian glass perfume bottles and I am sure you will be smitten!

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These unique perfume bottles are handmade in Egypt, by Egyptian artisans using the same glass blowing method known since the ancient times. They come in hundreds of beautiful shapes and colors and each piece is different and unique since they are all handmade.

I have been collecting these beautiful antique glass perfume bottles for years, ever since I saw them at the Egyptian Stand of the International Fair held in my city, and I knew I had to have them all!! Each one of them comes as a new surprise and I never miss the chance of buying one more every time I come across them.

All the glasswork featured in this lens is hand-made in Egypt using high quality pyrex glass and 24 kt gold. Every piece is first heated and shaped by hand, without any molds. After the first quality check, the pieces are hand-painted and heated for 5-6 hours in a high temperature oven to fix the colors. The pieces are then left to cool for 3-4 hours, gold plated and heated again in the oven for another 5-6 hours. After the second quality check for color matches, gold degree as well as any air bubbles that might be in the glass, each unique piece is ready to go on the market

Blown glass is a very ancient technique and it is believed that it was invented by the Ancient Egyptians. These unique mouth blown perfume bottles used to be found in the royal tombs inside the pyramids and the legend says that they were crafted in order to collect the tears of those mourning the death of the Pharaohs. They are still being made in exactly the same way as in the old times.

You can use these exquisitely crafted perfume bottles in a variety of ways. You can fill them with perfume or scented oils or bath fragrances, you can start a wonderful collection or just use them as unique ornaments. In my experience, if you choose to use them as collectibles, you should still fill them up with liquid, even plain water. The reason is that the glass is very lightweight and the larger sizes, especially animal shaped perfume bottles, tend to fall over quite easily if empty.

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      LorLinda 4 years ago from Denver Colorado

      awesome very unique collection!

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      yonique88 5 years ago

      These are beautiful. I plan on buying some and using them as decorations in my home.

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      lionmom100 5 years ago

      These are beautiful.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      They're stunning. I love blown glass, but can't afford to buy it.

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      soaringsis 5 years ago

      These Perfume Bottles are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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      rawwwwwws lm 5 years ago

      Wow! These perfume bottles are amazing.

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      Marika 5 years ago from Cyprus

      Ah I'm in awe! I'm a perfume bottle collector, but these are way cooler than mine.

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      ismeedee 5 years ago

      These are really beautiful, such craftmanship! I know my daughter would love these!

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      AshleysCorner 5 years ago

      These are really pretty!

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      Wow these are beautiful

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      LeeD LM 5 years ago

      The animal ones are absolutely gorgeous. I want one!