Wightman & Hough Co, Gold Loose Powder Compact, Vintage Art Deco Vanity Case, Antique Collectible Makeup Accessory, Ladies Beauty Cosmetic

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Wightman & Hough Co, Gold Loose Powder Compact, Vintage Art Deco Vanity Case, Antique Collectible Makeup Accessory, Ladies Beauty Cosmetic

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Vintage from the 1920s

They say necessity is the mother of invention! Well that's clearly evident in this "Vanity Case" design for loose powder.

Invented and patented in 1925 by Herbert D. Hough of the Wightman & Hough Co, this vanity case offers a clean dispensing arrangement for loose face powder. The loose powder is placed in a well and covered with a metal lid. This lid is equipped with flap valves which are normally closed. By pressing the center of the lid inward, the flap valves open - forcing the loose powder out and in contact with the puff - which rests on the top of the lid.

The engraved Art Deco detail on the outside top of the compact is fabulous - futuristic, weaved curves; stylish, spaced geometric bars and a blank, triangular-shaped inset perfect for your monogram.

This "almost antique" compact is in beautiful condition considering its age and function. The hinge is secure; the lid closes firmly; the mirror is clear and the flap valve lid is intact. The piece measures 2 3/4" in diameter and is a 1/2" thick. Although unmarked, I believe the piece to be fine rolled gold plate. A bit of the loose powder found with the piece is now in a small bag - which will be included. There is no puff.

The piece is dent-free with one small nick on the rim (see photo four at 4 o'clock) and two tiny pin-point dings - one to the front (which is so small I could not photograph); the other to the back (see photo five at 6 o'clock). There are surface scratches throughout from wear and use, but nothing that seriously detracts, and frankly add to the patina and character of the compact. There is some scattered discoloration to the inside metal.

The piece is marked on the rim of the mirror with the recognizable heart logo of the Wightman and Hough Co of Providence RI - manufacturers in their time of high-grade lockets. Inside an open heart frame are:

W&H
CO

This piece is also marked - PAT. APLD. FOR - on both the mirror frame and the flap valve lid.

A pretty and pretty amazing piece of early technology!

Please excuse the reflection in the photos.

Item price includes US Postal Service shipping with Insurance and / or Delivery Confirmation services.


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They say necessity is the mother of invention! Well that's clearly evident in this "Vanity Case" design for loose powder.

Invented and patented in 1925 by Herbert D. Hough of the Wightman & Hough Co, this vanity case offers a clean dispensing arrangement for loose face powder. The loose powder is placed in a well and covered with a metal lid. This lid is equipped with flap valves which are normally closed. By pressing the center of the lid inward, the flap valves open - forcing the loose powder out and in contact with the puff - which rests on the top of the lid.

The engraved Art Deco detail on the outside top of the compact is fabulous - futuristic, weaved curves; stylish, spaced geometric bars and a blank, triangular-shaped inset perfect for your monogram.

This "almost antique" compact is in beautiful condition considering its age and function. The hinge is secure; the lid closes firmly; the mirror is clear and the flap valve lid is intact. The piece measures 2 3/4" in diameter and is a 1/2" thick. Although unmarked, I believe the piece to be fine rolled gold plate. A bit of the loose powder found with the piece is now in a small bag - which will be included. There is no puff.

The piece is dent-free with one small nick on the rim (see photo four at 4 o'clock) and two tiny pin-point dings - one to the front (which is so small I could not photograph); the other to the back (see photo five at 6 o'clock). There are surface scratches throughout from wear and use, but nothing that seriously detracts, and frankly add to the patina and character of the compact. There is some scattered discoloration to the inside metal.

The piece is marked on the rim of the mirror with the recognizable heart logo of the Wightman and Hough Co of Providence RI - manufacturers in their time of high-grade lockets. Inside an open heart frame are:

W&H
CO

This piece is also marked - PAT. APLD. FOR - on both the mirror frame and the flap valve lid.

A pretty and pretty amazing piece of early technology!

Please excuse the reflection in the photos.

Item price includes US Postal Service shipping with Insurance and / or Delivery Confirmation services.


Click this link to view more fabulous ladies items:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/antiquesonchurch?section_id=17592930&ref=shopsection_leftnav_5

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