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A FINE VINTAGE POWDER COMPACT AND COIN PURSE MATCHED SET MOTHER OF PEARL EFFECT LUCITE IN UNUSED CONDITION 1960s

This sale is for a vintage powder compact, part of a large batch of new/old stock dating from the 1960s which I recently acquired.

These are wonderful collectible items typical of the Med Men era in more or less mint unused condition. Excellent for adding to a collection of vintage vanity items, for display or use.

This vintage piece came from a manufacturer’s warehouse where they have been in storage for many years. These pieces are unused, never having been on the market. They were sample pieces and date in style from the 1960's or before. However there are no manufacturing labels, identifying marks or anything I could find on the individual pieces.

CONDITION: unused but may have minor scratches from being in storage.

DATE: 1950s to 1960s

DESCRIPTION:

This beautiful vintage vanity item is decorated by a Lucite technique which resembles mother of pearl.

The base material of the compact is brass. The lid is brass and has a Lucite cover with a swirled mother of pearl effect inset with gold metallic chain. Inside the lid is a mirror. The hinge is not loose and works well. The closure snaps shut and works well. There is no powder puff or sifter. Measures 2 x 3 ins (5 x 7.5 cms)

The coin purse is similar to the compact but has no mirror. Inside the lid is a brass clip to hold notes. There is a clear plastic inset with divisions to hold the coins. The closure snaps shut and works well. It measures 2¾ x 2½ ins (6 x 7 cms)

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Lucite is a diverse material, appearing in many forms, colours and styles in jewelry and personal items from the 1940's on, although it was most popular during the '40's and '50's. It is an acrylic resin, and a type of thermoset plastic. This is a broad-based term referring to any plastic that, once heated and formed, cannot be melted down and reformed.

Although clear in its original state Lucite can be tinted virtually any colour, in ranges from transparent to opaque, with a number of interesting variations. One of these is so-called Confetti Lucite. This is basically a transparent form of Lucite with chips or glitter resembling metallics, mother of pearl or even rhinestones encased so that they appear to float in the material.

FURTHER DOWNLOADABLE INFORMATION ON VINTAGE HAIR COMBS, HAIRDRESSING AND COSTUME CAN BE FOUND IN MY ARCHIVE HERE:-

http://www.haircomb.co.uk/Haircombs.html

PLEASE NOTE: This link is “Etsy legal” and leads only to a document resource with no merchandise for sale.

Find vintage vintage jewelry and exotic fabrics in our other shop:-

http://www.etsy.com/shop/DragonsLairVintage

Vintage powder compact and folding coin purse set unused 1960s (AC)

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: brass, lucite, glass
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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