ANTIQUE VICTORIAN Gutta Percha Container from Celluloid Box Vanity Set
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AGE: C.1880 or so
ITEM: A 2-part (twist lid) cream-colored container from a vanity set - you know, one of those celluloid boxes that held a brush and mirror or shaving goodies or beauty items or sewing goodies. In this case, I am offering a small powder container/lip rouge container that definitely would have been part of a young ladies toilette! Nice embossed top to the piece.
CONDITION: Very nice with no chips or cracks. There's a streak of black on the inside that may be able to be cleaned out (feels like gum residue) but as it is now, it doesn't show and it certainly isn't harming the look of the piece.
CONTENT: Gutta Percha or a hard paste of some sort.
SIZE: Top width measures 1-5/16". Bottom width measures 1". Height is about 3/4".
FINAL COMMENTS: If you are looking to refit a box with contents original to the period, then here's one of the missing links.
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