A clear frosted glass Art Deco figural powder dish in the form of a fashionable lady dressed in a beautiful gown with ruffles and bows, commonly known as "Antoinette" . The skirt of her dress forms the top and base of the powder dish and her torso and head serve as the handle to the lid. There is a lot of subtle detail to this piece she is wearing a hat with a large flower on the side and the bodice of her gown has a large bow on it. The sleeves of the gown end at her elbow and are finished in a deep ruffle. She has one arm held up holding a garland of flowers across her body. These glass powder dishes were a very popular part of a lady's vanity table in the 1930's and 40's. As these were inexpensive in the day and made of glass they were not always preserved. It is becoming very difficult to find good examples of these little treasures today this one is in fine condition with only a micro chip on the very tip of her nose which might actually be a mold flaw. The glass which was clear frosted glass has taken on a soft gray patina over the many years of its existence as dust particles become trapped in the pores of the etched glass surface. A soft glow of age which lends authenticity to the piece. Dimensions approximately 4 1/2 inches tall by 4 inches wide.
Reference material used for documentation: "Bedroom & Bathroom Glassware of the Depression Years" by Margaret & Kenn Whitmyer published by Collector Books a division of Schroeder Publishing Co., Inc. copyright 1990; page 34, photo plate page 35.
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