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Compacts
Compacts

Compacts hold face powder. A woman did not powder her face in public until after World War I. By 1920, the beauty parlor, permanent waves, and cosmetics had become acceptable. A few companies sold cake face powder in a box with a mirror and a pad or puff. Soon the compact was designed by jewelers and made of gold, silver, and precious materials. Cosmetic companies began to sell powder in attractive compacts of less valuable metal or plastic. Collectors today search for Art Deco designs, famous brands, compacts from World’s Fairs or political events, and unusual examples. Many were made with companion lipsticks and other fittings.

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 CompactsMinadiereAttached Lipstick, 14K Yellow Gold, Victorian, Mark, 6 1/2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsMother-Of-PearlAbalone, Checkerboard Design, Powder, Mirror, 2 1/2 x 3 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsSaks Fifth AvenueSterling Silver, Engraved Design, Monogram, Round, Puff, c.1940, 4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsSilver GiltShaded Enamel, Couple Courting, Mirror, c.1900, 3 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsSilverEnameled Urn, Mauve, Round, c.1920, 2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsSilverMelon Eaters, Glaze Enamel Painted Scene, Engraved, Inlaid, 3 1/8 3 1/8 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
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 CompactsVanity CaseChain, Mirror, Powder & Rouge Sections, Engraved, c.1914, 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsVolupteHand Shape, Goldtone Metal, Burnished, Powder Puff, Mirror, 4 1/2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
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 CompactsWomanFlowing Brown Hair, Floral Chasing, Silver, Enamel, Continental 8002011Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsWoven Design14K Gold, 8-Sided, Chain2011Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsAluminum Green Enamel, Embossed, Pug, Mirror, 1 1/2 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsBlack Enamel Diamond, Ribbed Case, 18K Gold, 3 3/8 x 1 7/8 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsBlue Guilloche Enamel Silvertone, Flower Garland, Chain, 2 5/8 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsBrushed Copper Bill Clip, Photo Slot, Cache, 3 x 4 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsChrome 2-Tone, Applied Enamel Floral Disk, Engraved VY, Lipstick, Puffs, Chain, 3 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsCoty Goldtone Mesh, Envelope Style, Mirror, Puff, 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsDu Barry Goldtone, Radiating Lines, Mirror, c.1960s, 1 1/2 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsElgin American Box, 4 1/2 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsElgin American Goldtone, Checkerboard Mother-Of-Pearl Lid, Puff, 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsElgin American Goldtone, Rhinestone, Multicolored, Puff, Mirror, 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsElgin American Beauty Clamshell, Ruffled Edges, 3 x 2 3/4 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsElizabeth Arden Goldtone, Basket Weave, Mirror, 2 1/4 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price


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