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S55-71
VINTAGE COMPACT, RAQUEL, VANITY LEATHER BOOK, c.1927
Tan leather with gold stamped lid of rococo design. Polished metal mirror. Puff for pressed powder compartment. Leather in excellent condition - very slight wear to corners - hard to find in this condition.
Size: 2 3/16" x 3." Condition: Excellent. Large area of rouge used down to base. Small area of powder used down to base.

$50. $40.

S57-27
VINTAGE COMPACT, REX 5th AVENUE, RED ENAMEL LID WITH STONES
The lid on this compact is shiny deep red enamel (the enameling in the photo may appear to be faded -- it's just camera reflection). The polished flowers are accented with one amber-colored stone in the center. The white fabric puff, with plush back, has a white ribbon stamped in gold "FIFTH Rex AVENUE." Beveled mirror. Powder screen. Bottom has a ribbed pattern giving it a polished look.
Size: 2 9/16" x 2 1/2." Condition: Case and puff, excellent -- couple of tiny spots on back of puff. Mirror has minor silver loss and spotting. Normal age wear. (See additional photos.)

$25. $20.

S57-28
VINTAGE COMPACT, VOLUPTE, DECO STYLE, EMBOSSED LID
The lid on this gold-tone metal compact is highly polished. It is embossed with a deco-style flower with convex center and concentric petals. The puff and lid to the powder compartment are signed. Framed mirror. Matte finish on back of case.
Size: 3" square. Condition: Case, excellent -- no dents, normal age wear on back. Mirror, good -- tiny crack upper left corner, slightly cloudy (looks worse in photo), no loss of silver. Puff has mark on plush side. (See additional photos.)

$38. $30.

S57-29
VINTAGE COMPACT, PAUL FLATO, DOGWOOD FLOWERS, c.1943
The lid on this Paul Flato compact has a mirror finish and features 12 separately applied (metal) Dogwood flowers. Each polished flower has 4 raised petals with a clear rhinestone in the center. Framed mirror. Puff. Powder compartment lid is signed. Matte finish on back of case. Much, much prettier when actually seen (had to photograph at angle that did not have reflection of background).

(Ref. Collector's Encyclopedia of Compacts, Laura M. Mueller, Collector Books, Paducah, KY. [First book], 1994, pg.212, Vogue ad from 1943. Volume II, 1997, pg. 103, Vanity Kit.)

Size: 2 3/4" square. Condition: Case, excellent -- some spotting and normal age wear on back. Mirror, very good -- slightly cloudy, no loss of silver. Puff, unsigned -- not original to case. (See additional photos.)

$50. $40. SOLD

S57-32
VINTAGE COMPACT, VOLUPTE, FAUX PETIT POINT, ENAMEL
This compact features an enameled faux petit point design on the lid, back, and all sides. The lid and back have the same design. Framed mirror. Powder compartment lid and puff are signed. Original printed material (in powder compartment) on care and reordering additional puffs.

(Ref. Collector's Encyclopedia of Compacts, Laura M. Mueller, Collector Books, Paducah, KY. Volume II, 1997, pg. 34.)

Size: 2 15/16" square. Condition: Case enameling -- very good. Mirror, very good -- slight discoloration around 3 edges, otherwise clear. Puff -- mint. (See additional photos.)

$35. $28.

S57-64
VINTAGE COMPACT, REX FIFTH AVENUE, LUCITE LID, c.1946
This compact was made by Rex Fifth Avenue. The lid features a very thick, clear, lucite plate with a beautiful design. The design is intaglio cut on the back side of the lucite and is attached to the hammered metal lid. The back and all sides of the case are etched with a beautiful feather pattern. The white fabric and plush puff has a faille band stamped with -- "Fifth REX avenue." Case-glued beveled mirror. Powder screen. Original fabric pouch -- and -- box!
Size: 3 3/4" square. Condition: Case, very good -- no dents or scratches, spotting of metal on left side -- back, pristine (appears to have never been used in spite of spotting). Lucite, pristine -- no chips, cracks or scratches. Mirror, excellent. Puff and powder screen -- unused. Pouch, good -- no tears or holes, stains on both sides near stitching. Box, good -- bottom corners torn (see additional photos.)

$45. $35.

S59-90
VINTAGE COMPACT, VOLUPTE, RHINESTONES, POUCH
This compact was made by Volupte. The lid and back of the case are striated. The lid features a domed rhinestone closure bar (4 rows of stones). The puff and lid to the powder compartment are signed. Case-glued bevel mirror. Printed material (in powder compartment) on care and reordering additional puffs. Comes with its original gold-colored felt pouch -- and -- as found, silver and gold gift box from Lord & Taylor!
Size: 3" square. Condition: Case, puff and pouch -- pristine (appears to have never been used). Mirror, very good -- some spotting, otherwise very clear (see additional photos.)

$58. $48.

U272
VINTAGE COMPACT, NORIDA, c.1925
The case is silver-colored metal with textured finish and depicts a court lady with flowers. Mirror in excellent condition. Signed "Norida" over the mirror. Interior has sifter for powder. Back of case is signed and has a depressed thumb nail area to facilitate opening.
Size: 2" diameter. Condition: Shows wear, but very good for its age. Discoloration on back. No puff.

$40. $35.

U273
VINTAGE COMPACT, DECORATED SATIN LID
The case is metal. The lid has a decorative silver band around the edge, over a white satin center with heavily applied pearlized paint resembling shells. Delicate gold accents around painted areas with applied bronzy-gold sparkles. Mirror in good condition; powder screen in mint condition. Signed puff, not readable (possibly Wadsworth or Woodworth) in very good condition. Back of case is brushed gold. Dates from late 1930s to early 1940s.
Size: 2 1/4" x 1 3/4." Condition: Overall, very good. Mirror has minor silver loss to some areas around the edge. Back of case has one very tiny nick (not a dent).

$20. $15.

U302
VINTAGE COMPACT, VOLUPTE, ETCHED FLOWER LID
Silver metal exterior with gold metal interior. Stylized flowers on lid are etched-to-gold. This compact was never used. Beveled mirror is in mint condition. Gold interior in mint condition. Signed puff. Ribbed back in good condition. Possibly 1940s to early 1950s.
Size: 2 7/8" square. Condition: Very good. Some light lacquer discoloration around the petals. Minor spotting on back. Factory defect on left corner (see pic) does not detract.

$20. $18.

U467
VINTAGE COMPACT CARRY-ALL, VOLUPTE SOPHISTICASE, c.1951 This lovely compact/carry-all was made by Volupte and is called the "Sophisticase." The lid, cigarette and powder compartments are black enamel accented with multi-colored flowers and features Volupte's own "Swing-Lok" closure bar. The back of the case has a matte finish. Plush puff and lid to powder compartment are signed. Original metal lipstick holder (empty, never used). Original clear plastic comb clipped over framed mirror. Printed material in powder compartment on care and reordering additional puffs. Comes with its black faille carrying case with hand-strap.

(Ref. Collector's Encyclopedia of Compacts, Laura M. Mueller, Collector Books, Paducah, KY. [First book], 1994, pg. 105, 1951 Harper's Bazaar ad.)

Size: 4 1/4" x 3 1/8." Condition: Case, good -- no dents or scratches -- rough metal on left arm of closure bar, age spotting on lid near hinge edge, right side near closure bar, inside powder compartment lid, and back (sweaty, acidy fingers have taken its toll!!) Mirror, puff, lipstick holder and comb, excellent. Faille carrying case, excellent -- no stains, holes or tears (see additional photos.)

$55. $45. SOLD

U490
VINTAGE COMPACT, MINI, VOLUPTE, RED AND CLEAR STONES
Mini Volupte compact with stones. Silver-toned metal with ruby and clear stones simulating hinges and clasp. The red stones are much brighter than photos show. No missing stones. Framed mirror, no chips or cracks. Signed puff shows little wear. Probably 1930s or 1940s.
Size: 1 7/8" square. Condition: Overall, excellent. Some light scratches on lid and back; tiny nick on lid. Light shading on mirror.

$30. $26.

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S57-79A
BELGIAN LACE FAN, M.O.P. STICKS, c.1890s
Truly a work of art. Ecru-colored Belgian lace backed with ecru satin. Sticks and guards are genuine mother-of-pearl - no breaks or cracks. Brass loop is securely attached with a mother-of-pearl cap on both sides. See the close-up pictures showing the beautiful and skillful lacework.
Size: 21 1/2" x 11." Condition: Overall -- excellent for age.
Front - 1 small spot, in center, on fold; 1 tiny pinhole in lace near bottom corner edge of left guard.
Back - 3 lightly soiled areas not visible on front; minor fraying 2 areas along sticks; tiny surface chip on m.o.p.

$325.
$295.

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J234
RICHARD HUDNUT, YANKEE CLOVER, POWDER TIN, c.1921
This wonderful tin once held Yankee Clover dusting powder but is now empty. Colors are sharp (brighter than the pictures show). The background color is salmon. There are four groups of flowers around the sides. The printing in the bottom is very sharp, no signs of wear.
Size: 4" diameter x 2 7/8" high. Condition: Overall very good condition. One small dent near the bottom rim. Silver on outer edge of the cover is discolored, but does not detract.

$25.
$20.

J240
RICHARD HUDNUT, GEMEY, FACE POWDER BOX, c.1923
The color of the powder was Naturelle and was scented with the fragrance, Gemey. The box is empty. It is printed in a salmon-colored shagreen design with four marbleized silver-accented raised panels on the sides. When the cover is removed there is a peek-a-boo celluloid-lined opening in the lower part of the box. Below the opening, the patent number is printed.
Size: 3" diameter x 1 1/2" high. Condition: Exceptionally clean. Two tiny scrapes on cover. Bottom label is mint.

$24.
$18.
SOLD

J643
RAMSES, DECO, POTTERY POWDER BOX, c.1920s
This blue and light turquoise-colored pottery powder box was made by Ramses, a French company. (The same company that made rare Egyptian-styled perfume bottles in the 1920s.) It is very deco in style with a lady sitting on the cover. The box and cover are flat on the back with chamfered corners on the front – both pieces are highly glazed inside and out. The bottom of the box is also glazed and is impressed "Ramses, Germany."
Size: 5 3/4" h. (to top of lady’s head) x 3 1/2" w. (at back of base). Condition: Excellent. Teeny tiny flake at lower left back edge. No cracks or repairs (see additional photos).

$90.

J650
COTY, L'ORIGAN, TALCUM POWDER TIN, c.1930s
This pretty powder tin was made by Coty (c.1930s). It originally contained 3.70 oz. of "L'Origan" talcum powder. It is flask-shaped tapering off to the sides. The container has an all-over painted pattern of gold leaves with an underlying color of salmon. There is a round, painted, salmon-colored label on both sides of the tin that reads: "Talc L'Origan de Coty." The gold metal shaker top has a "Push" tab to open and close the container. The bottom is painted salmon. The weight of the contents, is indicated in gold lettering below the round label on both sides of the tin (not visible in the photos). Judging by the weight of the container, it may contain 50% of its original contents.
Size: 4 3/4" h. x 3" w. Condition: Excellent – no dents; colorful paint with no signs of fading; rim at base shows signs of wear normally found on metal containers; small areas on shoulder edges show slight signs of wear; 3 small surface scratches on one side with age discoloration near base – not distracting and not visible in photos. Overall – in great condition for its age (See additional photos.)

$35.
SOLD

J736
ZENOBIA, NIGHT SCENTED STOCK, DECO GLASS POWDER SHAKER, c.1923
This deco enameled glass powder shaker resembles a stylized flower. It was made by Zenobia, a Leicestershire, England company. The bottle is empty. The powder was scented with the fragrance "Night Scented Stock." The top of the bottle is molded with a salmon-colored deco flower with a gilded dome center and is surrounded by smaller flowers -- all accented with gilding. The sides of the bottle have molded deco leaves. There is a metal shaker screen that screws onto the opening of the bottle. The base (cap) is black bakelite with a soft fabric lining and screws on over the shaker screen. The silver foil label on the bottom has the maker's name and fragrance name.

NOTE: This bottle is a bit tipsy -- has a tilt. This is caused by the shaker screen which was not precisely cast, but is original to the bottle.

Size: 5 1/2" h. x 2 1/2" w. (widest point at the top) x 1 1/2" w. (at the base). Condition: Bottle and cap - excellent - no chips or cracks. Enameling -- has age wear. Gilding on top has oxidized (darkened with age); some gilding chipped off center dome. Label -- in tact and completely readable, but shows signs of wear. This bottle is in excellent condition given its age -- 93 years old!! See additional photos.

$85.

U277
YARDLEY, FACE POWDER BOX
This vintage box of face powder was made by Yardley and fragranced with, Old English Lavender. The powder color name is Natural. The interior cellophane has been torn open on the top edge but is all there. Still retains about 50% of its original powder. Bottom label.
Size: 3 1/8" diameter x 1 3/8." Condition: The box is in good condition with some minor rubbing on the side edge.

$16.
$12.

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S59-89
RARE -- EXQUISITE FRENCH SEED-BEADED PURSE WITH GENUINE CAMEO
Exterior: The entire exterior of this extraordinary purse is covered with the tiniest pearlized ivory-colored glass beads. There are approximately 13 hand-sewn beads per running centimeter or 32 beads per running inch (see close-up photo and count the beads!). Backing for beading is very fine ecru lace.
Interior: Lining is ivory satin. Interior frame is unmarked - may be silver plate - shows tarnishing - have not tried to clean it. Open pocket on one side. Snap-closure coin purse (4 1/4" w. at top) attached on sides to main framework by metal pegs allowing it to swing back and forth (see photo). Fabric discolored from metal pegs in those areas, but not worn. Frame of coin purse is covered with satin - no signs of wear. Bottom of coin purse is sewn into bottom seam of lining and creates a compartment on each side of the purse. Coin purse has unique angular separation (see photo) creating two compartments within it! Interior of coin purse stamped in gold letters, MADE IN FRANCE.
Size: 6 1/4" w. at top frame x 6 1/2" at bottom x 5 1/2" l. Condition: Overall -- excellent for age.
Exterior: No missing or loose beads. Repair patch on back right corner (see photo) -- professionally restored years ago - expertly done and definitely does not detract from the beauty of this piece, especially since it's on the back side (see close-up photo).
Interior: Some spotting on satin lining but no big stains, tears or holes in fabric. Cameo Closure: Faux nacre on a couple of pearls is worn off. Metal post that passes through interior clasp appears to be coming out. However, purse closes very securely - have not attempted to reinsert it as it may affect the closing.

$115.
$98.