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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.

S57-32
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.

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.

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.
SOLD

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P390
AUX GALLERIES LAFAYETTE ADVERTISING FAN, c.1924
This is a superb example of a 1920s advertising folding fan. The fan shape is referred to as Fantange, where the leaf is taller in the center and tapers down to the guard sticks at either end. The front of the fan features a beautiful Art Deco bouquet graphic. The back side is illustrated with merchandise available at the upscale department store, Galleries Lafayette, founded by cousins, Théophile Bader and Alphonse Kahn in 1896. The pane on the left advertises M'Lati perfume described as an exotic fragrance with long lasting scent and a box of M'Lati rice face powder in various shades. While the pane on the right offers women's pure silk stockings with seams in various colors from the Cevennes region in France. Front and back of the fan are signed and dated by the illustrator, Jack Roberts (1924). What an exciting addition to your hand fan collection or an accent piece tucked among your perfume bottles.
Size: 11w." x 9 3/4"h. Condition: Overall -- excellent for its age. Please click on the gallery picture to view additional pictures showing condition.

$250.

P391
VINTAGE CHINESE FEATHERED FAN, c.early 1900s-20s
This lovely vintage Chinese fixed fan has soft aqua feathers, with an ivory, bone or ivory-painted, wood handle. The pale gold silk cord has two small tassels with a Chinese knot attached to the end of the handle. A very pretty feature of this fan is the enameled-metal, decorative medalian folded from the front to the back of the fan over the quills, with colorful Chinese glass beads attached with wire on either side of the medalian. The medalian secures, decorates and covers the bottoms of the quills. A very old, small, paper label, "Made in China," is visible under a rigid celluloid cover on both sides, attached at the top of the handle.
Size: 10"w. x 15 1/2"h. Condition: Overall -- very good condition for its age. Some loss to the fluffy after feathers and some dusty patina of life. Please click on the gallery picture to view additional pictures showing condition.

$125.

P394
VINTAGE LARGE FLORIDA SCENIC FAN, c.1920s
This large folding fan with wonderful graphics of scenic and historic spots in Florida has the warm colors and tropical themes that speak of the Sunshine State. This examplary fan was exhibited in the lobby of the Lightner Museum, St. Augustine, Florida in 2012. The Lightner Museum is a museum of antiquities, mostly American Gilded Age pieces, housed within the historic Hotel Alcazar building (shown on the fan) in downtown St. Augustine. This exciting fan with an interesting backstory is a worthy addition to your hand fan collection.
Size: 26"w. x 14"h. Condition: The front of the fan is in excellent condition for its age. The back leaf has tears shown in additional pictures. Please click on the gallery picture to view the additional pictures with details of the scenes on the front and the condition of the back.)

$350.

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"w. x 11"h. Condition: Overall -- excellent for its 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.

$275.

P388
BLACK PAPER HAND FAN
Paper folding hand fan with pink plum blossom floral design. It has 15 black lacquer sticks. The leaf on this fan was originally silver paper. Over the years, it has tarnished to black. This may have been intentional since the leaf now has a slight black metalic appearance! Either way, it is very attractive as it is. Orange silk tassel with black bead.
Size: Sticks 71/4" h. x 12 3/4" wide. Condition: Overall good condition. Original leaf was silver paper, now tarnished to black on both sides. The front of the fan is in excellent condition. On the back of the fan, the silver and black coloration has been completely rubbed off the portion of the leaf covering the far left guard stick, and a small portion at the top of the stick beside it. See addititional pictures for condition.

$25.

P439
WOODEN INDONESIAN ADVERTISING HAND FAN
Natural wood Indonesian brise fan with 28 thin pierced wooden sticks held together by red silk ribbon and red silk thread. The incised letters spell out "Telekomaunikasi Indonesia." It appears that this fan is an advertising fan for an Indonesian telecommunications company named, "Telekomaunikasi," originally founded as a telegraph company in the 1800s and still in operation today. Small red and white silk tassel attached to the loop.
Size: Sticks 8 1/2" h. x 14 3/4"w. Condition: Excellent condition.

$35.

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J643
VINTAGE – RAMSES, DECO, POTTERY POWDER BOX, c.1920s
This blue and light turquoise-colored pottery powder box was made by Ramses, a French company. This is 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" high (to top of lady's head) x 3 1/2" wide (at back of base). Condition: This lovely deco box met with an unfortunate accident being transported to a show. There is a single break in the neck/shoulder area which has been glued. The most visible damage is on the back side. The greatly magnified pictures make the damage appear a lot worse than it actually is – damage is barely noticeable from the front. This lady is looking for someone to love her the way she is. Still a wonderful deco box. See additional photos.

$50.
$25.

J812
JEAN-CHARLES BROSSEAU, OMBRE BLEUE, GLASS POWDER JAR, c.1987
This lovely glass jar was produced by Jean-Charles Brosseau for "Ombre Bleue" dusting powder. It is frosted and molded with flowers and vines. The cover is white bakelite -- stamped in gold lettering with the fragrance and maker’s names. There is also a, molded, gold plastic inner cover, with the fragrance name, that sets down over the opening of the jar. The bottom of the jar is marked in raised lettering with the fragrance and maker's names, also "Made in France for Alfin Inc, 200 grs." This is a very heavy piece -- weighs a little more than 3/4 lb. (14 oz.)!
Size: 3 1/2" diameter x 2 1/2" high. Condition: Very good. The jar is empty. Glass -- no chips or cracks. Bakelite cover -- no cracks, very small chip on bottom edge of side; almost all gilded lettering has flaked off, but there is an undercolor of printing that is beige in color that is very readable. Inner, molded plastic cover -- no cracks, slight wear to gold. Overall, a lovely piece and rarely seen. See additional photos.

$25.

J813
ALBERT NIPON, LARGE POWDER BOX w/BOW, c.1985
This large powder box was made by Albert Nipon, an American designer from Philadelphia. His signature (one-and-only) fragrance was "Nipon" (c.1983). The original fragrance was reformulated in 1985 and renamed "Albert Nipon." The box cover is made of a light creamy-yellow molded plastic. The cover features a separately attached molded plastic bow that was the bow design for the perfume bottle stopper. The cover sets completely over the gray plastic bottom. There is a white paper liner inside the cover (original). The round decal label on the bottom is printed in white: "Albert Nipon Fragrances, Inc., Dist. / Albert Nipon, Fragranced Body Powder / Net. Wt. 5 oz. / 140 g. / New York, New York 10036. Made in USA."
Size: 5 3/8" diameter x 3" high (at highest point). Condition: Excellent – no chips or cracks to cover or bottom. The box is empty. Interior of box bottom has what appears to be glue residue -- probably from the paper box that contained the powder. Decal label – excellent. See additional photos.

$12.

P359
VINTAGE, BURNHAM, KALOS POUDROZONE, FACE POWDER BOX, c.early 1920s
This powder box was made by E. Burnham for Kalos Poudrozone face powder. The Burnham company was established in the 1870s. This lovely box appeared in an advertisement in the January 1913 Ladies Home Journal magazine. It is covered in lithographed golden paper printed with garlands of roses on the sides of the box and clusters of roses on the top, and a green portrait medallion featuring a lovely lady in a powdered white wig. The banner on the front displays the names of the maker, E.Burnham, and "Kalos Poudrozone." Kalos is a Greek word meaning "beautiful." Beautiful graphics and displays very well.
Size: 3 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" depth. Condition: The box is solid and in good condition for its age. Age wear and scuff mark on the front. There are various nicks and dings from age and use, and a linear abrasion above the lady's head. The box is empty.

$30.

P360
VINTAGE, COTY, EMERAUDE, FACE POWDER BOX, c.1940s
This 1940s face powder box was made by Coty. It held Emeraude fragranced "Air Spun" face powder in a green paisley-like cardboard container. The top of the box has a molded clear plastic protective covering over it. The powder shade was Soleil d'Or (Golden Sun). It no longer contains any powder, but the interior paper that covered the powder was carefully opened on the top edge and remains intact. Bottom label.
Size: 3 1/4" diameter x 1 3/4" depth. Condition: Excellent. The box is empty. See additional photos.

$25.

P361
VINTAGE, LANGLOIS, JONTEEL, FACE POWDER BOX, c.1920s
This face powder box was made by Langlois for Jonteel, cold cream face powder. Colorful hexagonal-shaped cardboard box with red and black graphics overall and colorful deco bird on front. Bottom is stamped with powder shade, Naturelle.
Size: 3 1/2" (at widest points) x 1 1/2" depth. Condition: Very good condition for its age. Unopened, contents totally sealed with paper. The box is sound with no splits. The paper covering the top of the box, and on the 4 most visible sides, is in good to very good condition. Box cover has paper tears on 2 of the 6 sides, fortunately, the top and sides most visible on display are in good to very good condition. See additional photos.

$20.

P362
VINTAGE, HARMONY OF BOSTON, GEORGIA ROSE, FACE POWDER BOX, c.1920s
Harmony of Boston made this face powder box for Georgia Rose Cold Cream Face Powder. Box graphics feature a lovely rose with rose bud on black background. The box bottom is stamped with the powder shade, Flesh.
Size: 3" diameter x 1 7/8" depth. Condition: Very good. The box is sound with no splits or tears. Bottom has staining. Some age-related dings and wear. Original powder with intact paper covering. See additional photos.

$30.

P364
VINTAGE, BOYER FACE POWDER TIN, c.1930s
This sample-sized face powder tin was made by Boyer the Society Perfumer. The black and gold container pictures their full-sized, black- and gold-striped powder box on the cover. A muted gold design is printed all around the sides of the tin. It once held the shade, Flesh (Naturelle).
Size: 1 1/2" diameter x 7/16" depth. Condition: Excellent. No rust. The tin is empty. See additional photos.

$15.

P365
VINTAGE, HUDNUT, THREE FLOWERS, FACE POWDER TIN, c.1930s-40s
Lovely Richard Hudnut, Three Flowers, sample-size face powder tin. Set against a colorful orange background with shiny gilded trellis accent is the iconic Hudnut motif depicting a maidservant dressing the hair of a lady powdering her nose.
Size: 1 5/8" diameter x 1/4" depth. Condition: Very good to excellent condition for its age. No rust. A small amount of powder remains inside. Bottom has some dried residue of an unknown substance on it. See additional photos.

$15.

P369
VINTAGE, RICHARD HUDNUT, DUBARRY, FACE POWDER BOX, c.1940s
Classic Richard Hudnut face powder box for Dubarry face powder. The cover has a ribbon-border design with a cameo medallion of a court lady wearing a powdered wig. Hudnut name and powder shade, Champagne Beige, are on the back of the box.
Size: 2 1/2" x 2" x 3/4". Condition: Fair condition with age-related nicks and dings. Lightly scored across the front. The box is empty. See additional photos.

$10.

P372
VINTAGE, LANGLOIS, DUSKA, FACE POWDER BOX, c.1925
Langlois made this beautiful box for Duska face powder. The colorful deco graphics, on a stunning red background, contrasts with the silvered fountain showering the cover with a cascade of flowers. This large, 4-ounce-sized, box once held the color shade, Rachelle.
Size: 4 1/4" x 3" x 1 3/8" depth. Condition: Very good, with minor age wear. See additional photos.

$35.

P373
VINTAGE, DANA, ROCIO, FACE POWDER BOX, c.1944
This powder box from Dana once held Rocio face powder. Beautiful deco graphics on the box cover picture a pretty Spanish lady wearing a toreador hat and holding a closed fan. The powder shade was Rachel Dorado. The bottom of the box has a partial Mexican tax stamp. The printing on the bottom is in Spanish and lists the other color shades of Dana face powders.

Ref. Perfume Bottles Auction, May 4, 2012. Ken Leach, Expert. Pg.28, Lot 106.

Size: 3 1/2" diameter x 2 1/2" x 1 1/4" depth. Condition: The top and sides of the box are in good condition. The box is sound but shows age and wear from use around bottom rim on the box bottom. Displays very well. See additional photos.

$55.
SOLD

P377
VINTAGE, ZUANE, LA PAROT, FACE POWDER BOX, c.1940s
This box was made by Zuane for La Parot face powder. Very colorful deco graphics on the cover -- black background and yellow moon with squalking red and yellow parrot. Bottom of the box is stamped powder shade, Flesh.
Size: 2 3/4" diameter x 1" depth. Condition: Excellent. Clean, MINT, unopened, with cellophane seal over the contents. See additional photos.

$40.

P380
RARE, VALMOR, SWEET GEORGIA BROWN, FACE POWDER BOX, c.1936
Trade-marked in 1936, this 3-ounce box contains Sweet Georgia Brown face powder by the Valmor Products Company. This company, founded in 1926, specialized in cosmetic and fragrance products for "Women of Color" until the 1980s. Colorful, red and black graphics cover the square box. On the cover is a medallion portrait of a pretty lady of color. Bottom of the container identifies the powder shade as Aristocratic Brown. This is a scarce powder box and rare to find complete with contents.
Size: 3 1/8" square x 1 3/4" depth. Condition: Excellent. Full, unopened, has paper covering with peek-a-boo celleophane revealing the powder color. See additional photos.

$40.

P381
VINTAGE, RARE, HUDNUT, THREE FLOWERS, FACE POWDER TIN, c.1930s-40s
Rare, Richard Hudnut, Three Flowers, sample-size face powder tin. Set against a colorful orange background is the iconic Hudnut motif depicting a maidservant dressing the hair of a lady powdering her nose.
Size: 1 5/8" diameter by 1/4" depth. Condition: Excellent. Full of original loose powder. See additional photos.

$20.

P382
VINTAGE, HUDNUT, THREE FLOWERS, FACE POWDER BOX, c.1930s-40s
Classic, Richard Hudnut, Three Flowers, sample-size face powder box. Set against a colorful orange background with shiny gilded trellis accent is the iconic Hudnut motif depicting a maidservant dressing the hair of a lady powdering her nose.
Size: 1 5/8" diameter by 1" depth. Condition: Excellent, with light age wear. Unopened, sealed with embossed paper bearing the Hudnut logo. See additional photos.

$30.

P383
VINTAGE, HUDNUT, THREE FLOWERS, FACE POWDER BOX, c.1930s-40s
Classic, Richard Hudnut, Three Flowers face powder box. Set against a colorful orange background is the iconic Hudnut motif depicting a maidservant dressing the hair of a lady powdering her nose. Also present is the product insert.
Size: 3 1/8" diameter by 2 1/8" depth. Condition: MINT -- doesn't get any better! Entire contents sealed with embossed paper bearing Hudnut logo. See additional photos.

$35.

P384
ANTIQUE, PALMER, PALMER'S COMPLEXION POWDER, FACE POWDER BOX, c.early 1900s
Solon Palmer was a Perfumer and Toilet Soap Maker in New York. The company was established in 1847. This vintage horseshoe-shaped face powder box once held Palmer's Complexion Powder. The unique-shaped box has lovely graphics, an ornate design on a gilded and gray background with a portrait medallion featuring a young lady from the early 1900s. This antique powder box is a gem from a bygone era to add to your collection and displays very well.
Size: Horseshoe shape: 3 3/4" long, tapers from 2" at the narrow end to approximately 2 7/8" at the widest point by 1 1/4" depth. Condition: Box is sound. Evidence of age and light use. Overall, in very good condition. See additional photos.

$40.

P385
VINTAGE, LUFT, TANGEE, FACE POWDER TIN, c.1920s-30s
George Luft, sample-size, face powder tin for Tangee powder. Colorful deco design of a stylized creamy flower with black leaves against an orange background. Gilt accents and lettering. The powder shade is Peachblow.
Size: 1 1/2" diameter x 3/4" depth. Condition: Good. Full of original loose powder. Evidence of age and use. Gilding worn on edges. See additional photos.

$15.

P401
VINTAGE, ARDEN, VOILE INVISIBLE, FACE POWDER BOX, c.1953
Sweet, Elizabeth Arden sample-size face powder box. Colorful graphics on the cover are a copy of the full-sized box of powder. The sides of the box are pink. The bottom has the Arden name, name of the powder, Voile Invisible (Invisible Veil, in French), and the powder shade, Shade 2. Charming little powder box for your collection.
Size: 1 5/8" diameter x 5/8" depth. Condition: Excellent. Box is full of original loose powder. See additional photos.

$15.

P417
VINTAGE, RUSSIAN, FACE POWDER BOX, c.1920s
Colorful graphics on the cover of this round Russian face powder box show a snowy white cockatoo holding a powder puff on a gilded chain in his beak. The background is a bright orange and the rim, Russian (Cyrillic) writing and accents are gilded. A design of white feathers with gilded accents is printed on the sides of the box. The box bottom is written in Cyrillic. This charming, vintage, Eastern European powder box would be an interesting addition of your collection whether or not you can read what it says! Would appreciate any information someone may have about this powder box -- a translation of what is written on it, if possible, or an identification of which country produced it. Is it Russian or another Eastern European country?
Size: 1 7/8" diameter x 7/8" depth. Condition: Excellent. See additional photos.

$30.

P419
PARFAIT, TUBE OF PLUSH POWDER PUFFS, c.1920s-30s
This celluloid tube holds multi-colored powder puffs in pastel shades -- 5 velvety, plush, powder puffs are stacked inside. The bottom and cover are black metal, with a yellow wooden knob attached to the top. A silver-foil paper label on the front reads, "by Parfait, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles." This is an interesting vanity item to add variety to your collection.
Size: Puffs are 2 1/2" in diameter. The tube measures just over 3 3/4" high (not including the knob on the top) by 3" in diameter. Condition: Very good. The back of one puff has some discoloration and one other puff has some unraveling at the seam. See additional photos.

$25.

P420
VINTAGE, PLOUGH, BLACK AND WHITE, FACE POWDER BOX, c.1920s
This Plough's Black and White face powder box has lovely graphics -- delicate white lilies with black stems on a red box. Also included is a product insert promoting an extensive line of Plough beauty and hygiene products.
Size: 3 1/4" x 2 3/8" x 2 1/8" depth. Condition: Very good. Unopened -- sealed with embossed paper covering. Minor age wear on bottom and small ticket scar area on front. See additional photos.

$30.

P421
VINTAGE, CHARLES OF THE RITZ, FACE POWDER BOX, c.1977
"Ritzy" 1-ounce complimentary box of Charles of the Ritz face powder. Square box covered in silver paper with red, deco, stylized lady's face and product name on the front. Comes with a wonderfully soft and fluffy lamb's wool powder puff that fills the box! An unexpected bonus that may not have been original, but certainly is a welcome addition.
Size: 2 1/4" square x 1 3/8" depth. Condition: Very good. The box is empty. See additional photos.

$25.

P422
VINTAGE, BELLINI, SILVER LIPSTICK CASE, c.1940s
This lovely lipstick case was made by the Florentine silversmith, Ugo Bellini. He began his jewelry business in 1946, and his art was marketed in various shops located along the Ponte Vecchio in Florence. This case comes in its original box from one of these shops. The silver and blue foil sticker on the box cover reads, "Gold and Silver, 45 Ponte Vecchio, Firenze." The case, made of 800 silver (Italian silver), has a beautiful chased design and a blue cabochon stone riser. When the case is opened, a mirror flips up to assist in applying the lipstick. This is a great opportunity to own a special piece from a reknowned silvermith, artist and craftsman.
Size: 2 1/8" x 3/4". Condition: Excellent. See additional photos.

$75.

P428
VINTAGE, GOLDEN PEACOCK, FACE POWDER BOX, c.late 1920s
This powder box was made by Golden Peacock, Inc. The cover has a graceful peacock with blue and green tail feathers perched on a garden urn filled with flowers. The black box has lovely deco graphics on all four sides, embossed and highlighted in gold leaf. The powder shade is Naturelle.
Size: 3 1/2" x 2 3/4" x 1 1/2" depth. Condition: Very good, considering its age, 90 years old! The box is empty. See additional photos.

$25.

P430
VINTAGE AVON, LUCKY PENNY LIP GLOSS, COMPACT, c.1976
The Avon, Lucky Penny Lip Gloss, compact is a unique cosmetic item. The plastic lip gloss case is a Lincoln copper penny patterned after the rare 1909 S V.B.D. Lincoln cent. It has two compartments inside that once held lip gloss shades, Coral and Rose. The container is empty now, but is such a fun item to add to your collection! According to Bud Hastin, Avon expert and author of the Avon Products & California Perfume Co. Collector's Encyclopedia, the "Lucky Penny Lip Gloss Compact", found on page 369, first came out in 1976 and was in production until 1980.
Size: 2" diameter x 7/16" in depth. Condition: Good. A few small dark spots on the cover of the case. See additional photos.

$15.

P431
VINTAGE, LANGLOIS, JONTEEL, ROUGE TIN, c.1920s
This rouge tin was made by Langlois for Jonteel. The case is bronze metal with a repousse design on the cover. The design radiates from a flat oval where the Jonteel bird paper label is attached. The container has all of its original rouge, and the Jonteel name and bird are still molded on top of the pressed rouge powder. A mirror is mounted into the back side of cover, and the original rouge applicator is still in the case. The label on the bottom of the case provides the shade, Light Rouge.
Size: 1 1/2" diameter x 5/8" depth. Condition: Exellent. The mirror has some silvering defects from age. See additional photos.

$30.

P432
VINTAGE, HARMONY OF BOSTON, BOUQUET RAMEE, FACE POWDER BOX, c.late 1920s
At one time the United Drug Company was the largest name in the American cosmetics industry. One of the company's most successful cosmetics lines was the Harmony line of products (1906). The most successful Harmony fragrance was Bouquet Ramee. This face powder box has interesting graphics with gilded and lilac rope design on the four sides and a medallion on the cover featuring the white silhouette of a lady chasing a white bird, against a black background. The box is emply but once held 3 1/2 ounces of Flesh shade powder.
Size: 3 1/8" square x 1 7/8" depth. Condition: Good. The box is empty. It is sound, no split seams. It does show some age and use, with rubs and small nicks. See additional photos.

$20.

P433
VINTAGE, GOLDEN PEACOCK, FACE POWDER BOX, c.late 1920s
This powder box was made by Golden Peacock, Inc. A graceful peacock with golden tail feathers, perched on a garden urn filled with flowers, is on the cover. The black box has colorful graphics using a red deco design to contrast and highlight the bird. This design motif is duplicated on all four sides of the box. The powder shade is Naturelle.
Size: 3 1/2" x 2 3/4" x 1" depth. Condition: Very good. The container is sound, the seams are firm. The original paper seal is intact over the contents. Shows signs of age and use. Some damage, possibly water or heat, on the left seam and side panel. Because of the black paper, it is difficult to see this damage when the box is on display. See additional photos.

$20.

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J829
KOHL BOTTLE, CONTAINER, EGYPTIAN STYLE, c.1920s-1930s
This wonderful Egyptian-style Kohl bottle is made in the shape of a mummy. The bottle is dark brown in color with lighter striations. It may be made of horn or bone (?). The face is carved. Silver-colored metal inserts accent the front and back of the headdress. An ivory-colored applicator is attached to the cap. Origin -- unknown.
Size: 5 5/8" high x 1 1/2" wide (widest point). Base: 1 5/8" x 1 1/4". Condition: Excellent – no chips or cracks. One metal insert missing a pinhead-size piece of metal. See additional photos.

$185.

P344
This vintage Whiting and Davis lovely enameled, mesh purse had to have been the delight of some 1920s "Sheba" (Flapper) and her "Sheik" as they celebrated a night out on the town. The flat, smooth armor mesh of the body is painted with a colorful floral design in soft oranges and browns. The silver-toned frame has an orange and brown Art Deco enameled design repeated on both sides. The purse closes firmly with a "kiss style" closure, and the bottom edge of the purse is finished in what is called Van Dyke style fringe. This Whiting and Davis model did not come with a lining. The purse is completed with a 12" (total length) chain handle. A lovely accessory from 100 years ago to add to your purse collection.
Size: 3 1/2" wide at top frame x 4" at bottom x 6" long from frame to fringe; 11 1/2 including chain handle. Condition: Overall -- excellent for its age.

$110.

U59-89
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" wide at top frame x 6 1/2" at bottom x 5 1/2" long. Condition: Overall -- excellent for its 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.

$275.