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Rare Henriette Wild Novelty Compact w Alien Monster Design
Either you will love this compact’s graphics or you’ll hate them. I happened to find the graphics irresistible and added this fan shaped compact to my collection many years ago. I have NEVER seen another and wonder if it may have been created as an experimental model. If anyone has a duplicate I’d love to hear from you. Now to the description.
This large compact is in mint condition, measuring 4 7/8" wide x 3 1/8" high x 1/2" deep, with a weight of 114 grams. Judging by its condition, it has experienced little use. The Henriette compact company of New York is best known for novelty presentations such as the round ball shaped and soldier hat shaped creations. The Henriette fan shaped compacts of the early 40’s are seldom seen, but when they are found they’re conservatively decorated. Not so with this beauty! The lid has a black enamel background that highlights “monsters”. There are huge fat snakes, small snakes, weird squid-like creatures, etc. All creatures are perfectly enameled—certainly an interesting compact. However, with a mere unintended downward tilt of the compact the creatures magically came to life. The itty bitty dark to light gold colored sparkling specks instantly turned all those “monsters” into beautiful whimsical creatures. When I discovered the real nature of the compact I was more than hugely surprised. Yes, the Henriette company had created another great novelty compact— perhaps one of a kind? OTHER DETAILS: the bright goldtone base shows poorly in the photo—it’s perfect; the fan shaped clasp functions as it should; the interior has a matt gold finished frame for the original mirror which is lightly clouded and has several pinpoint sized specks of wear on the silvering. While the mirror isn’t It isn’t pristine its condition is is still in very good condition. A lid over the powder well is easily opened and closed by a tiny slide clasp. The top of the fan shaped powder puff is marked in green script “Henriette.” Just a bit of the powder remains inside the powder well. The condition is EXCELLENT+. The compact will make a super addition for a collection and is guaranteed to meet your expectations.
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