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A vintage compact in white metal - 1920/30's - with finger ring.  It has no maker's mark.  The front has a silhouette of a Victorian style man and woman backed by shiny paper in mainly green, with orange.  There is some painted decoration round the edge.  Inside the mirror has a patch of damage at the top and the puff is missing.  The powder works by tapping.  Apart from the damage mark on the mirror - the compact is in good condition.  See all the photos.  Diameter approx 2 inches.  I am presuming the empty space is for a small puff - but it could be for a rouge (or both).  Mike Ashton - in Volume One of 'A Compact History of Face Powder Containers' says that a crescent-shaped mirrow was patented in the USA in 1922 by Alfred M. Lock USA.  One of the examples in this book looks very similar to this compact - including the tap it powder tray.  If anyone wants details of Mike Ashton's series of books (there will be 7 volumes- the 2nd volume is out soon)  please let me know.

Ref: 1037 B57/40

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