A handsome enamel embellished powder compact from the “Art Deco” era.

CONDITION: good vintage condition with signs of use

SIZE: 1½ x 1½ ins (4 cm)

APPROXIMATE DATE: 1930s

MATERIALS: metal, glass enamel

DESCRIPTION:

This small Art Deco compact made in solid brass is square in shape and is decorated on the lid with a geometric design in black and gold.

Inside the lid are a mirror and a compartment for powder. The hinge is not loose and the closure snaps shut and works well. There is a powder puff but no sifter. The case has previously contained product.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

The collage photograph shows illustrations taken from contemporary ads for compacts, makeup and beauty products. In the early part of the 20th century cosmetics were applied discreetly. By the 1920s attitudes were beginning to change. Most cosmetic containers were made in France and the USA. Compacts were mostly of a smaller size, about 2 ins (5 cm) to fit into the small purses then fashionable. The major form of adornment was with stylized or geometric motifs, often with an oriental or exotic twist. Art Deco is an eclectic style and the range of influences found includes many sources and cultures.


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ITEM ID
DUP22-9-33
COLOR
Black, Silver
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

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