Rare foil celluloid crinoline lady fairy compact
Rare foil celluloid crinoline lady fairy compact
Rare foil celluloid crinoline lady fairy compact
Rare foil celluloid crinoline lady fairy compact
Rare foil celluloid crinoline lady fairy compact - The Vintage Compact Shop

Rare foil celluloid crinoline lady fairy compact

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Rare celluloid foil compact 1930s crinoline lady fairy powder compact rare compact mirrors for sale

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A rare compact mirror which was probably made by H C Foster & Co., Cranston, Rhode Island c. 1935. The lid is the most delightful you could find. A lady in a hooped skirt has been surprised by a tiny fairy who is offering a flower to her, a basket of flowers held by her left hand. The lady is shocked to see the tiny fairy & all this is conveyed beautifully - both are in silhouette as is the foliage in the foreground. The design nicely finished by three black circles which form a border the top of which is decorated with garlands of flowers. The foil lid is in excellent condition as it is protected by a celluloid cover. The foil is the palest of gold colours & highly textured.

All clasps & hinges work perfectly. The lid opens to reveal a deep powder well & a hinged metal mirror which opens to show another metal mirror. Both mirrors are very good & give an excellent reflection. The second mirror protects the beautifully gilded rouge compartment. The whole compact has a deep golden patina & is in very good condition. The sides are decorated with embossed golden flowers - very pretty. The base is black celluloid - slight signs of wear here as you would expect but nothing that detracts from this delightful antique compact.

This antique celluloid foil compact measures 1 3/4" & weighs 31.5 grams.

 

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