A lovely example of an Art Deco figural powder dish, commonly known as "Minnie", in the palest of green frosted glass. This one has a domed lid with a single female bather seated on it with her legs outstretched and her arms crossed over her abdomen. She is dressed in a simple bathing suit and cap, showing off her lovely figure. The lower portion of the lid and bowl have a pebble like texture molded into the surface. The bowl is a rounded of hexagonal shape illustrating both linear and curved lines that were typical of the Art Deco design. Upon very close inspection there are visible fissures in the glass at the figure's waist which is a stress point as her head and torso form the handle of the lid. Care should be taken when handling this piece to prevent additional stress to this area. There is also two small cracks in the lids rim. These areas of damage are shown in image 4 and 5 above for your consideration. The dish measures 4 inches wide and just under 5 inches tall. Good examples of these little treasures are becoming very difficult to find as their fragile nature has led to their loss. This little beauty would daintily take her place on your dresser where she could be safely admired for years to come.
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 28, photo plate page 29.
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