This very collectible compact with lipstick holder attached dates from the Art Deco era. Called a tango compact. Made by FB & Co (stamped inside compact). Very dramatic color combination, flowers on black enamel.
The compact is black enamel on silver tone metal. The lid has pink and blue flowers. Inside is gold tone. Open the compact to reveal a full cake of rouge, a kidney shaped mirror, metal loose powder sifter and puff. It is 2 1/8" diameter. The lipstick holder is black enamel on silver tone, with a very red color lipstick inside; 1 7/8" across. The two pieces are attached with decorative chain.
Very, very good vintage condition. The compact has some scuff marks on the back, consistent with gentle use. The lipstick has a small ding in the enamel as shown.
Item ID: 19865brh