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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.

$40.
$36.

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.)

$20.
$18.

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.

$30.
$28.

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.

$35.
$30.

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).

$15.
$12.

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.

$18.
$15.

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P390
AUX GALLERIES LAFAYETTE PERFUME/POWDER 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: 11" wide x 9 3/4" high. Condition: Overall -- excellent for its age. See additional photos.

$156.
$125.

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" wide x 15 1/2" high. Condition: Overall -- very good condition for its age. Some loss to the fluffy after feathers and some dusty patina of life. See additional photos.

$95.
$76.

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" wide. Condition: Excellent condition. See additional photos.

$25.
$20.

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" wide x 11" high. 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.
$250.

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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.

$20.
$15.

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.

$10.
$8.

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.
$20.

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.

$25.
$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.

$25.
$20.

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.

$20.
$16.

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.
$28.

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.

$35.
$28.

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.

$40.
$32.

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.
$12.

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.
$12.

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.

$35.
$28.

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.
$20.

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.
$24.

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.
$20.

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.

$65.
$52.

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.
$16.

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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.

$95.
$76.

U59-89
RARE--EXQUISITE FRENCH, SEED-BEADED PURSE WITH 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.

$175.
$155.