The exterior top and bottom have been decorated with very detailed drawings of underwater scenes with large variety of fauna and flora like koi and golden fish swimming between seaweeds and variety of sea shells on the bottom. The Interior lids over the rouge and powder have details from the same exterior underwater scenes artwork. I have seen similar artwork on a smaller. PRODUCTION Minaudière to be described as " goldtone chinoiserie design " but I don't have an art degree so use that additional description with "grain of salt". Classic 1930s Art Deco Minaudière interior has space and compartments for all your needs.
In the original felt bag and never used! Nice beveled mirror set into the lid. Place for a few cigarettes (short, non-filter type). Small Portmone (for few folded up bills or coins). Place for rouge (" Für Ihr Rouge ").Place for face powder with original screen and puff which reads. Place for tiny vial of perfume. All lids are nicely hinged and close securely. 125x80x20 mm (5" x 3 1/8" and is about 3/4 thick). Mesh handle length is 170 mm and handle drop is 70 mm. Inside at the bottom of the powder compartment you can see the original handwritten price label 1800. Keep in mind that in 1930s dinner for two in medium level Bulgarian restaurant was under 50?? Vintage condition shows only minimal signs of age -- PLEASE SEE DETAIL PHOTO. Minor diming in small sections of the mirror. A few small scratches on the exterior (see photo #24).
One corner of the top lid has. 10-12 mm section with signs of surface corrosion (see photo #23). A: Since I have found this in my mother's apartment years ago I have been checking periodically sites on the. But I have found only smaller items made by FLAPJACK PRODUCTION.
So far I never have seen this model or for that matter any similar models with such: 1. Level of details in the artwork, 2.
Complexity of the design and 3. Especially in this excellent condition for something created almost a century ago. A women's fashion accessory, generally considered a jewellery piece, intended to substitute for an evening bag. A case with compartments, it allows storage for several items in a small space, such as a makeup compact, lipstick, watch, reading glasses, or keys.The minaudière appeared during the 1930s.