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Wand Art Compact & Folding Comb Set 1950s - 60s Bright Hand Painted Flowers
This compact and comb set features the latest 1960s use of plastic resin, thickly applied over the brilliant hand painted impressionistic flowers which adorn both pieces. The depth of the resin gives the effect of water, as of a scene at the edge of a pond.
The lid to the compact and the mirror inside are a modified hexagon shape. There is a shallow rectangular powder well with a hinged lid and a floor of treated heavy textured paper of pale pink, and a matching liner. Puff not present.
The mirror bears two foil seals: "Wand Art Creation" and "Hand Painted". The mirror is a bit cloudy and there is a bit of powder residue. The compact measures 2 7/8" x 2 1/2" x 3/8" thick.
The sheath of the folding comb matches the compact, with the same floral hand painting and heavy resin coating. The comb folds into the sheath on a little brass pivot. The sheath measures 4" x 1" while the comb is 3 7/8" x 7/8". There is minor scuffing to the undersides of both items (shown) but both the comb and the compact and are very clean and free of any damage.
This is a great example of the use of modern plastics as an art medium in vanity items, as well as design work reflective of the '60s fashion era.
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Michelle L. d'Anjou & Char d'Anjou, Evanston, IL
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