This old compact is pretty with a decorative detailing on the lid and the back. In the center of the lid is a tiny round emblem that reads; 1908 Seal of University of Pittsburgh. There is also something written in the inner portion of the circle but even under magnification I haven't been able to make it out. Attached to the compact is a chain and a finger ring so it could be handily carried for those little make-up touch ups. Inside the powder compartment is on the bottom side. It has a sliding cover with a single hole and a shaker spot. The top portion of the lid is highly polished metal which acts as the mirror. There is also an insert of rouge in that side. I find no maker on the compact but it is nicely made and I would assume it to be from the 1920’s or 1930’s.
It measures about 2 1/8” in diameter and the chain measures about 3 ¾” in length. The ringer ring measures about ¾” in diameter. The exterior of the compact is in very nice condition with minimal wear and no damage. The latch works well in opening and closing. The “mirror” side does has a condition issue. It seems the rouge has been caustic to the plating on the metal so it is discolored and deteriorated around the rouge.
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