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Here is yet another marvelous Rex Fifth Avenue (my favorite maker of compacts!) "flapjack" or "pancake" - style compact.

Made in the 1930's, this endlessly charming and romantically beautifully 4" in diameter Art Deco compact, sports a fantastic BRASS lid embossed with flowers and leaves in a shinier brass and a matte brass around them for contrast.

In the lid's middle is a 2" in diameter ENAMEL inset: white with a beautiful pink cabbage rose in the middle.

The compact's brass back has an engine-turned striped and herringbone design.

Inside is the original screen and a SIGNED Rex Fifth avenue powder puff. The mirror is in good vintage condition with some white spots from age. The images the mirror provides, however, are still clear and stark and vivid, with NO distortion to one's view.

The compact appears never to have been used. The brass is in fantastic vintage condition: no scrapes or marks at all. The enamel center is pristine. The interior is in excellent condition: clean and unmarred (save for the mirror which I have mentioned). The puff is unused. The screen is pristine, and the powder well has never been filled.

All hardware is in sound, sturdy, functional condition. The compact closes with a loud satisfying SNAP!

This is a remarkably lovely example of the quality of workmanship and design that went into making Rex Fifth Avenue compacts: a truly beautiful vintage piece, as useful today as it was over eighty years ago.

A terrific item to use for its original intention, or use as a double-sided picture frame or business card holder!

ART DECO Rex Fifth Avenue 4" Enamel/Brass Vintage 1930's COMPACT - Charming & Lovely


  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Materials: brass, glass, enamel, fabric
  • Only ships within United States.
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