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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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 Compacts14K GoldSapphire & Diamond Lines, Monogram, Rope Twist Chain, Tiffany, 3 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Compacts14K GoldDiamonds, Sapphires, Platinum, Flowers, Vanity Case, Chain, Belle Epoque, 3 x 2 1/2 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Compacts18K GoldSquare, Allover Honeycomb Pattern, Italy, 3 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsArt Deco StyleSterling Silver, Enamel, Green & Cream, Gold Rim, 2 1/4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsBirks SterlingSterling Silver, Carved Flowers, 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsBoucheronSilver, Gold Leaping Fish, Stylized Waves, Fitted Case, London, c.19302011Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsCartierFlowers, Emeralds, Sapphires, Rubies, Full Cut Diamond, Mirror, 18K Gold2011Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsCigarette CaseFaberge, 14K Yellow Gold, Sapphire, Early 1900s, 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsEvansGuillioche Enamel, White Ground, Rose, Leaves, Black Reverse, 1950s, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsGoldPlatinum, Peridot, Mirror, Puff, 14K, 2 x 2 1/2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsK&G Co.Dance, Goldtone, Basket Shape, Silvertone Wreath, Pearl, Mirror, Puff, 2 x 1 1/2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsKaycraftMother-Of-Pearl, Mirror, Powder, Lipstick, 4 1/4 x 3 1/4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsLucretia VanderbiltSilver, Enamel, Butterfly, Good Luck Symbols, 2 x 3 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 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
 CompactsStrattonEnamel, Painted Roses, Round, Pill Box, Rectangular, 1950s2011Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsTortoiseshell VanityMirror, Comb, Canted Corners, 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 1 1/4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 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
 CompactsWhiting & DavisDelysia, Vanity Bag, Silvertone Mesh, Flowers, Rouge, Powder, Mirror, 4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 CompactsWomanFlowing Brown Hair, Floral Chasing, Silver, Enamel, Continental 8002011Login / Create Account for Price


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