The brand name Zenette was owned by the Collins family - C.H.Collins & Sons Ltd of Hockley Hill, Birmingham, England. The company was in operating from the first decade of the 20th Century.
At the British industries Fair of 1929 they were listed as manufacturers of “Collar studs, sleeve links, ...powder boxes & compacts.” From the mid 1920s to 1940 Zenette branded compacts were often highly stylized Art Deco designs.
Some of the most beautiful Art Deco powder compacts made from non-precious metal were Zenette.
Records show that the Company was still operating in the 1960s but by then the style of powder compact has changed to a ‘modern’ shape. No longer loose powder compacts.
If you were to ask us to name the manufacturer of the most stylish Art Deco English compacts that were made from non-precious metals our answer would be ‘Zenette’.
You can find out more on the history behind this highly revered vintage brand in our bespoke fact pacts that are supplied with every order from The Vintage Compact Shop - shop Zenette compacts and accessories here.