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Amazingly this 40s quality compact still has the original barely used ‘Double Dare’ rouge contents with the tiny used puff in place and a lovely clear reflective mirror.
The base has an attractive chevron design and is stamped AVON PRODUCTD INC. DISTRIBUTORS NEW YORK DOUBLE DARE. Compact hinge is stamped MADE IN USA.
Size: 4cm dia.
This charming 80-year-old compact has obviously been carefully stored for many years, therefore in excellent vintage condition throughout with only minimal signs wear/patina and all mechanisms working as they should.
Very appealing vintage vanity for the discerning collector of vintage compacts or cosmetics.
Collectable RIO (Brazil) Souvenir Powder Compact. The black bordered lid is detailed with a romantic evening tropical scene of palm trees and stunning iridescent butterfly wing sky, reflecting on the water in shades of blue with accents of pink. This superb image still has the protective cover in place, which has done its job well for 90 years. Interior reveals a clear reflective mirror and the original worn puff. The gleaming silvertone base is detailed with Intersecting spirals.
Size: 6.5cm dia
This compact has been very well – preserved, being in excellent vintage condition throughout. Working hinge and the sprung-thumb catch is slightly worn but operable.
Beautiful display quality for the vintage vanity collector
This quality novelty compact is shaped like a pocket camera of the 30s period. It is brass with tooled leather detail in beautiful shades of gold red, blue and black on a cream background. The powder compartment opens by pressing the “shutter button” which activates the sprung lid revealing a clear reflective mirror, empty powder well with lovely original fitted sifter and small unused but aged worn puff. The “film winder knob” is the empty lipstick holder, which slides out by turning the knob. Next to the powder compartment is a small brass key stamped REUGE STE CROIX which has a long renowned history for making quality, Swiss musical movements dating back to 1865. When the key is turned very gently, just a couple of times only (to avoid over winding) the very tiny brass knob next to the key is gently lifted and the music begins to play, which I believe is the charming 'Viennese Waltz.' The cigarette case is on the reverse of the compact, which opens by lifting the side clip. The interior is clean and space for five cigarettes.
The compact is stamped GERMANY on the lid rim of the powder compartment just above the mirror.
This exceptional vintage vanity is overall, including all working mechanisms, in good condition - possibly never used. There are some expected minimal signs of age wear i.e., to the " film winder knob" which otherwise has been very well protected by the original (now worn and tired) box for over 90 years.
Stunning vintage vanity for use/ display and enjoyed by the discerning collector of increasingly scarce quality novelty compacts.
Powder Compact: Size 7.5cm dia. Central pink rose detail to top lid. The opened lid reveals a clean unused interior with a lovely clear reflective mirror. The gold tone base is like a gleaming raised sunburst design.
Lipstick Holder: Size 6cm x 1.5cm. Attractive rose detail and a removable lid with a clean unused empty interior.
Glass Perfume Bottle in holder with working screw top in place: Size 5x5cm x 3.3cm. The gold tone holder is also decorated with a rose and opens to reveal a removable empty glass perfume bottle with a gold tone screw top. The holder is lined with red felt and stamped on base MASCOT LONDON
All items are unused and in excellent vintage condition considering these beautiful vanities are 50 plus years old. All catches and hinges work perfectly. Overall, only minimal signs of wear.
The pretty lined original vintage box does show signs of age-related wear is included.
Stunning vintage vanities collection for display or use.
Delightful heart shaped compact which has been artistically detailed to create two birds sitting on branches and greeting each other. Inside the compact is stamped “Cherie” just above the clear reflective round mirror. Below the mirror is stamped Made in England. The inner lid has the KIGU triangle trademark, when this lid is opened it reveals the original sifter and clean empty powder well. The gold tone base has a lovely subtle geometric design.
Size:8cm x 7.5cm Weight 85g
Excellent Condition throughout with only minimal signs of wear. All hinges and catches work perfectly.
Beautiful Romantic gift which can be used or displayed.
Romantic 50s Powder Compact with exquisite highly skilled Japanese Komai Damascene inlaid with gold thread which I believe is 24K although there is no mark. The opened top lid reveals a reflective heart shaped mirror and a charming embossed inner lid which is signed New Light. The unused clean original signed powder puff and sifter are in place in the heart shaped powder well. The base is gold tone with a satin finish.
Size: 7.5cm x 7.7cm. Weight 82g
This unused very tactile beautiful compact is in excellent condition throughout with only light signs of age. All mechanisms working perfectly.
Original Vintage Box and Pouch included are in Very Good condition with a little expected signs of age-related wear.
Very desirable powder compact for someone special
Exceptional Unused 30s Gold Tone Metal Powder Compact creatively designed as an envelope complete with an original 2f issued cancelled stamp with ARC DE TRIOMPHE D’ORANGE image. Postmarked PARIS FRANCE. The clean interior has the original unused sifter and puff and a lovely reflective bevelled mirror with minimal age wear. The base is smooth, and the envelope flap is outlined. This fabulous high-quality compact has a lovely gold tone sheen which is almost luminous in the light.
Size: 5.5cm x 8.5cm
Condition: Excellent throughout with all mechanisms working. This rare compact has been carefully stored in its original box and pouch from when it was orignally purchased in Paris over 80 years ago and amazingly survived intact with no dings and little signs of wear.
Beautiful for display or superb gift for the serious collector of rare special vintage vanities
Sophisticated Vintage 50s Powder Compact by Pygmalion renowned for their quality novelty powder compacts. This little beauty is gold tone metal and black leather and created into a gorgeous handbag shape. The interior reveals a clear and reflective mirror. Underneath the mirror is marked made in Great Britain. The gold tone inner lid is signed Pygmalion and the powder well is clean and empty. Each side of compact is black leather and gold tone.
Size 6.5cm x 7cm
This 70-year-old compact is in excellent condition having been carefully stored with only minimal signs of use. Superb display vintage vanity for the discerning collector or gift for someone special
Luxurious unused Vintage engine turned combination compact with blank cartouche. When lid opened reveals a powder compact compartment with clear reflective mirror with original stickers attached. Inner lid is stamped Stratton with compact in hand logo. Inside we find the original sifter and signed puff. Empty unused lipstick holder opens easily and is ready for lipstick. Cigarette/Cards compartment is decorated on one side with a curled feather design. The lovely gold tone base is also decorated in the same exquisite design. The black silk carryall case has a red silk lined pocket to hold the comb.
Compact Size 10cmx6cm excluding case. Weight approx. 233g
Excellent condition throughout with all mechanisms working with no obvious signs of wear.
Luxury quality gift for the vintage vanity collector
This engine turned quality gold tone metal compact has indented edges with lovely scroll design. When the top lid is opened the hinged lipstick case swings upwards, so the signed lipstick cap can easily be removed.
The inner lid is detailed with horizontal lines which are marked Compact in Hand and signed Stratton. To open the innovative designed inner lid press mirror lid gently back, lid will spring open. To shut bring mirror lid forward and press lid down.
The opened inner lid reveals the original sifter and signed Stratton puff. Interior mirror is clear and reflective.
The base is exquisitely decorated with a lovely design like curled feathers.
Size: 8.5cm x 7cm. Condition: Very Good throughout with all mechanisms working.
This beautiful compact has clearly been well cared for during its 70 years with only minimal signs of wear. Superb addition to a vintage vanities collection.
Gold Tone metal Powder Compact by the renowned maker YARDLEY. The lid is detailed with a charming image of a lavender seller with two children and dog set under a clear celluloid cover. The opened compact reveals a clear reflective mirror. The gold tone powder well is detailed with spirals and designed with a small hole to enable easy removal of powder pans.
Size: approx. 7cm dia. Very Good Vintage condition throughout with only light signs of wear consistent with age. All mechanisms working.
Complete with the lovely original Yardley’s box which has protected this superb collectable vintage vanity for many years.