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Results 1 - 48 of Victorian Trading Co Vintage Beauty Compact Purse Mirror Faux . TONE PAINTED ENAMEL PARROT COMPACT W/ CHAIN FACE.
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Results 1 - 48 of Antique FIVE CHAINS CHATELAINE with STERLING Compact TONE PAINTED ENAMEL PARROT COMPACT W/ CHAIN FACE.
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Description:History[ edit ] Compacts date from the early s, a time when make-up had not gained widespread social acceptance and the first powder cases were often concealed within accessories such as walking sticks, jewellery or hatpins. In , Sears ' catalogue advertised a silver-plated case with mirror and powder puff price 19 cents and described it as small enough to fit in a pocketbook. Designed to be displayed rather than fitted in a handbag, they required more ornate designs and many from this era are examples of sleek Art Deco styling. British manufacturer Stratton began importing part-finished powder boxes from the US for assembly at its Birmingham plant in and by the s it was creating them from scratch and producing half the compacts used by the UK cosmetics industry.