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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, commemorative compacts from World's Fairs or political events, and unusual examples. Many were made with companion lipsticks and other fittings. The original box adds value to the compact.

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 CompactsEnamelBlue Guilloche, 3 Pug Dogs, Sterling Silver, 2 1/2 In.1996Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsEnamelGod Bless America1996Login / Create Account for Price
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 CompactsEnamelSilver-gilt, 3 Compartments, Diamond-set , Russia, C.1910, 3 7/8 In.1996Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsEnamelLarge Agate Center, Germany, Square, 2 3/4 In.1997Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsEnamelLavender With Blue Flower, Octagonal, Handle1997Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsEnamelStatue Of Liberty, Red1997Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsEnamelBirds, Tassel1998Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsEnamelFloral, Octagon Shape, Loose Powder1998Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsEnamelFrolicking Putti, Gilt Metal, Italy, 3 1/2 In.1998Login / Create Account for Price
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 CompactsEnamelLocket, Silhouette Of Lady With Dog2000Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsEnamelMan & Woman On Lid, Foliate Design On Reverse, 2 3/4 In.2000Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsEnamelWoman & Child In Wooded Scene, Gold Wash Interior, 2 3/4 In.2000Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsEnamelCover, Spanish Village Scene, Black Enamel, 3 x 1 3/4 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsEnamelElizabethan Scene On Lid, Black Enamel, 2 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsEnamelFloral Design On Lid, Blue Finish Bottom, White Metal Case, 2 x 1 1/4 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsEnamelPink Floral Design On Lid, Brass, Square, 2 1/4 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsEnamelRhinestone Accents, Billion Jubilee Kc Life, 1954, 3 x 1/2 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsEnamelStylized Gold Starbursts, Turquoise Iridescent, Leather Case, 18k Gold2003Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsEnamelApollo In Chariot, Classical Gods, Chased Vermeil, Marked 800, 3 X 4 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsEnamelBlack, Jadeite, Diamond, Platinum Mount, Round, Art Deco, 2 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsEnamel Aluminum, Elephant Shape, Black, Cream, France, c.19302008Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsEnamel Continental Silver, Carved Ivory Inset Plaque, Houbigant, France, c.1930, 3 In.2008Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsEnamel Continental Silver, Inset Ivory Plaque, Italy, c.1968, 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 In. 2008Login / Create Account for Price


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