For those who collect resplendently rare, sizzling chic compacts (and/or bracelets for that matter), we have this fantastically fierce Parisienne black Bakelite bangle bracelet compact courtesy of Marlowe. An uber fabulous piece that is sure to be a focal point of conversation everywhere you go, this bangle compact from the 1930s features seven compartments, which are revealed by sliding back a stunning floral chased gold band. (Please note that the cleverly concealed compartments originally comprised of gloss, rouge, eye shadow, mirrors, and powder puff--many still intact, the puff is present but unusable given age; the mirrors are intact with minor loss of reflective material.) So, go ahead and flaunt your searing style in ever so befitting fashion! A wonderful unusual vintage collectible for those who love compacts, vanity items, early plastic and bakelite and for some purse collectors. Fully signed by the designer.
Manufacturer: Three Marlowe Company.
Composition: Bakelite, metal, glass, and cosmetics.
Mark: 'Marlowe Cosmetic Bracelet,' 'Parisienne,' 'REG US PATENT OFF' on interior.
Condition: Very good as it is almost 90 years old save the silvered detail on the metal which has wear from age. No cracks in the bakelite.
Dimensions: 8" inside circumference x 2 1/2" inside diameter with the height of the bangle wall being 3/4".