Flapper Era Custard Bakelite Cosmetic Compact Bracelet, Marlowe, ca 1920s

$295.00 USD



  • Bakelite
  • Brass
  • Gilt
  • Cosmetic Residue
It was in the 1920s that cosmetics were welcomed as a means of enhancing a woman's self expression and femininity - and what better way of keeping your self expression and femininity fresh than keeping you makeup at hand! This Art Deco make-up bangle is made of custard Bakelite, with an intricately designed gilt brass sliding band. What an amazing handy invention for the trendy '20's lady.!

When the sliding cover is “closed” on the bracelet, none of the compartments is exposed, and it looks like a beautiful bangle. Underneath this sliding decorative band, there are 7 1/2" x 3/4" recesses, one of which was the original mirror, and most likely powder, rouge, cream perfume, eye shadow and 2 other necessary items. The bracelet measures 2 1/2" in diameter on the inside and is 3/4" high. The interior stamp reads: Marlowe Cosmetic Bracelet - Parisienne - Reg US Pat Of.f

What a wonderful addition to your vintage jewelry collection...this wonderful bracelet is sure to enhance your vintage or contemporary ensemble; it is truly a fine example of wearable 1920s style and jewelry art.

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