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Vintage Compacts and Beauty Accessories
     

Vintage Compacts and Beauty Accessories

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by Lynell K. Schwartz
 
A unique and exciting array of vintage compacts, vanity purses, and cosmetics is displayed in this new book featuring over 500 photographs. Figurals, novelties, whimsicals, vanity purses, enameled, jeweled, patters, plis, necessaires, makeup kits, beauty boxes, and compact jewelry constructed of such materials as metal, Bakelite, Lucite, and celluloid are among the

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A unique and exciting array of vintage compacts, vanity purses, and cosmetics is displayed in this new book featuring over 500 photographs. Figurals, novelties, whimsicals, vanity purses, enameled, jeweled, patters, plis, necessaires, makeup kits, beauty boxes, and compact jewelry constructed of such materials as metal, Bakelite, Lucite, and celluloid are among the outstanding examples explored. This in-depth historical account of these fascinating collectibles includes the artistic contributions of manufacturers and designers featuring Salvador Dali and Max Factor. It explores European influences, and features early advertisements and unusual promotional techniques, including the evolution of cosmetics through celebrity endorsements and trends. Current values are conveniently included in the captions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764301100
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Pages:
186
Sales rank:
939,120
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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Vintage Compacts and Beauty Accessories 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Many people live by the adage, 'Don't just tell me, show me!' Lynn Schwartz does just that in this delectable book that is candy for the eyes. Not only does she deliver an antique lover's smorgasbord of photos, she details exactly how the compacts and accessories were designed, crafted and utilized to enhance the becoming wardrobes of the fair sex. No stone is left unturned, nor unidentified for that matter, in this unique compilation of artistic necessities for women at the turn of the century. Truly a 'Must Have' for both amateurs and serious collectors. The buzz in the collector's world is that her new book 'Purse Masterpieces'), at press now, is even better!