Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Discovering Antiques: Vintage Art Deco NORWICH University Makeup Compact

The fun part about buying and selling antiques is learning about the items I find. Several months ago I purchased this old compact on a hunch. I wasn't wearing my glasses so I couldn't see the crest or logo on the front cover. All I loved about it was its art deco style and green irridescent sheen.

Turns out it is from Norwich University.

Not only is it cool on the outside, it has three compartments for make up inside! Rouge (still intact) , pressed powder, and a neat lipstick holder. So of course my mind starts imagining the former owner using this little cutie at a Saturday football game or maybe at the student lounge. I have such an imagination!

Norwich Univ is a military school. It was probably a gift for a young man's mother?

Either way, it is fun to learn more about it.

It is also available right now on ebay... not in my Bella Rosa shop. I'm not abandoning ship, I just decided to see if I can find the right collector for it. Of course, anyone is free to bid on it... here.

I'm off to work on my other finds ... soon to be listed with more history behind each piece!


Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

You do find amazing stuff. Hope it does very well for you :)

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Thespa McLaughlin said...

Love it! I've been collecting these little compacts. I usually get the ones no one else wants cause I'm funny that way but I really like the color of this one. Got it in my watch folder. Thanks for letting us know about it.