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Two Art Deco Lipstick Holders and a Compact

Auction:
2870B
Lot:
90
Sold for:
$338$275

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Auction:
20th Century Design - 2870B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 05, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Two Art Deco Lipstick Holders and a Compact
Enameled metal, fabric
Probably United States, c. 1930
One lipstick with watch in Chinese red enamel with silvery superimposed triangular decoration, black silky cord and silky red tassel, watch at bottom of holder with silvered dial, Arabic numerals, retailed by Hodgson Kennard & Co. ht. (holder) 2 1/8; and a rectangular case in the form of an inro, enameled blue with a black central panel depicting bamboo leaves and cherry blossoms, interior gilded, with two hinged compartments and a hinged frame to hold a card or mirror, suspended on a silky cord with lipstick holder with similar decoration, ht. (case) 3 1/2, ht. (holder) 2 in.
Estimate $300-500

Clasp on case detached, but present.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

United States, Inrō, Lipstick

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