The graphics on the lid of this delightful vanity tin are lovely ~ featuring a Victorian lady with her low cut bodice and full skirt, she carries her parasol, and is in a lush tropical garden setting.
This is a Watkins body powder "perfumer" tin, labeled New York FM 429.
This is larger than many powder tins, measuring 5" across, and 2 3/4" high.
The detailing of the design is done in the Neo-Impressionist pointillism style, with teeny tiny dots on grounds of color creating variations of hue.
The visually pleasing colors used on this are ocean blue, green, pastel pink, red, white, golden yellow,
The tin is nearly empty, with just a whisper of powder remaining. The interior is rust free, there is a bit of light wear to the exterior around the edges of the lid, where most typical wear would be evident.
J. R. Watkins was founded in 1868 making medicinal products; by the 1920s they were also producing cosmetics, and in the late 20s, they won European awards for their ground spices.
These artful tins are a clever way to help organize and decorate a boudoir, vanity or dressing room.