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1) Inventory # E00018
: 1927 Richard Hudnut Loose Powder Compact
This 1927 Richard Hudnut gold tone loose powder vanity case is illustrated in blue enamel on page 84 of “Compacts” by Mueller. The stylized tulip design is accentuated by deep red enamel on the lid. The back is elaborately engine turned in a spiral design. The case is signed on the powder door. A spring button opens the case. The Framed double-sided mirror serves and the cover for the rouge compartment in the lid which still carries the vintage cosmetic. The original puffs are present. The finish of the powder door is darkened as is one spot on the engine turned shoulder of the front. Two tiny flea bites are present along the edge of the case and a several pinpoint size enamel flaws are barely visible. Measures 2 5/8” in diameter.
Descriptors: 1920s, Compact/Cigarette Case, Compact/Cigarette Case, Gold, Metal, Red/Pink, Richard Hudnut
2) Inventory # 960967
: 1952 Rotary International Sterling Silver CompactSterling silver compact
1952 Rotary International Sterling silver compact. Case marked Sterling Mexico. on the case. Frame mounted mirror in excellent condition. Engine turned loose powder door. Original puff and sifter included. 3" diameter. Excellent condition.
Descriptors: 1950s, Compact/Cigarette Case, Compact/Cigarette Case, Silver, Sterling Silver
3) Inventory # E00012
: Black Velvet Fitted Clutch with Matching Compact Made in USA
Petite and stylish, this black velvet fitted clutch is unmarked except for the “Made in USA” incised case mark on the matching black velvet compact. Unsnap the envelope flap and the bag opens to provide access to the body mounted mirror inside. This mirror shows slight spotting. The compact fits into its own open pocket, is unused and includes paper liner, sifter puff and pristine frame mounted mirror. Flawless condition. Measures 5 x 4 x 1 ½”.
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Clutch Bag, Compact/Cigarette Case, Compact/Cigarette Case, Fabric, Variety Handbags
4) Inventory # 960971
: Bourjois Evening in Paris Silvertone vanity
Bourjois Evening in Paris Silvertone vanity case with built in lipstick cylinder. Stainless steel mirror in the lid. Loose powder compartment with signed puff. Ca. 1940. Missing center rouge compartment. Measures 3 1/4 x 2 1/4".
Descriptors: 1940s, Bourjois, Compact/Cigarette Case, Compact/Cigarette Case, Metal, Silver
5) Inventory # 970721
: Coty Air Spun Compact
Coty Air Spun Compact. Frame mounted mirror. Signed "Coty Air Spun Ponder de Beaute" case marked patent number dates to 1926. Includes original signed puff. Very minor spotting on mirror, but overall excellent condition. Measures 3 1/4" in diameter.
Descriptors: 1920s, Compact/Cigarette Case, Compact/Cigarette Case, Coty, Gold, Metal
6) Inventory # 960976
: Coty envelope compact
Coty envelope compact unfolds to reveal framed mirror. Original signed puff and signed door on the loose powder compartment. Illustrated on page 265 of Gerson’s "Vintage Ladies Compacts." Mirror very slightly aged with few tiny black discolorations. Back finish shows some wear. Generally and excellent example of this unusual design. Measures 3 1/2 x 2 1/2".
Descriptors: 1950s, Compact/Cigarette Case, Compact/Cigarette Case, Coty, Gold, Metal
7) Inventory # H00038
: Cue 5-Sided Gold & Black Brocade Fitted Vanity Bag
Vintage perfection is apparent in this Cue five-sided Black & Gold brocade fitted vanity bag. A “U” shaped hinged hasp firs over a gold peg on the frame to close. Red satin lines the interior and is pierced and threaded with gold lame’ elastic bands that organize the original equipment inside including an unused lipstick tube, clear plastic comb with gold metal cover, red satin coin purse and a nifty push button pen light. The original compact was damaged, so an early Avon square compact with filigree trimmed envelope flap closure and original Avon puff is included. There is a short finger loop on the back for easy carrying. Measures 6 ¼ x 1 ¼ x 6”.
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Compact/Cigarette Case, Compact/Cigarette Case, Cue, Fabric, Gold, Handbag, Variety Handbags
8) Inventory # 970143
: Dorothy Gray Swash Buckle rouge compact
Dorothy Gray rouge compact is the companion to the loose powder compact illustrated on page 34 of "Compacts" by Mueller. Metal lid textured with reptile-like pattern and belt slide design called "Swash Buckle." Illustrated on page 299 #7 of Mueller’s "Compacts Volume II." Frame mounted mirror. Lots of bright red rouge. Measures 1 1/2" square ca. 1942. Excellent condition.
Descriptors: 1930s, Compact/Cigarette Case, Compact/Cigarette Case, Dorothy Gray, Gold, Metal
9) Inventory # C00132
: Dorset Fifth Avenue Gold Loose Powder Compact
This unused Dorset Fifth Avenue compact was a party favor at the University of Detroit High School Prom in 1958 and is inscribed as such on the bottom. This is especially fascinating as Dorset and Rex Fifth Avenue merged in 1951 to form Dorset-Rex and Dorset discontinued production under its own name. I suspect these compacts, or at least the puffs, were purchased at a discount by the high school as a result. The body of the compact is scalloped and feels graceful in the hand. The lid is embellished with a pearl trimmed medallion. A mushroom latch presses in to open. The original unused puff and powder sifter are present as is the white liner paper in the bottom of the powder compartment. The adhesive mounted mirror shows minute edge wear but no spotting. Outstanding condition. Measures 3" in diameter and 7/8" deep.
Descriptors: 1950s, Compact/Cigarette Case, Compact/Cigarette Case, Dorset 5th Avenue, Gold, Metal
10) Inventory # A00455
: Evans black silk velvet vanity bag
Charming Evans black silk velvet vanity bag is illustrated on p.233 of Gerson's "Vintage Ladies Compacts" and p.83 of "Gerson's Vanity Bags and Purses". A complex rouge and loose powder compact is built into the metal lid. The powder door is engraved in engine turned scalloped design. The rouge compartment still contains the bright pink product. The compartment's lid is a stainless steel mirror. The original rouge and powder puff are included. The body of the bag is fully lined in spotless black taffeta. The compact measures 2 1/2 inches in diameter. The bag itself 4 1/4 inches round and 2 inches deep. The bag is unmarked. Excellent condition.
Descriptors: 1940s, Black/Gray, Clutch Bag, Compact/Cigarette Case, Evans, Fabric, Gold, Metal, Vanity Bag w Built-in Compact, Variety Handbags