1920’s vanity cases to keep face powder and rouge in. So much more fun than the plastic things in Target.

Vanity and cigarette case. 1920.
Vanity and cigarette case. 1920. Gold, platinum, enamel, diamond, cabochon chrysoprases, amber, and mirrored plate glass. Private collection. Image © Cooper Hewitt Museum. Fair use license. via https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420577337/
"Pompeian" vanity case. One of the first compacts ever marketed. 1920's.
“Pompeian” vanity case. One of the first compacts ever marketed. 1920-1922. American. Gold-tone. E Loesser Mills Company, maker. Case probably designed by William Kendall. Image courtesy Lake Girl Vintage Image © 1998-2019 Ruby Lane, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.rubylane.com/item/700271-lgv5499/Pompeian-Vanity-Case-1920-Vintage-Compact
Sarcophagus form Egyptian Revival vanity case with bone lid. 1925..
Sarcophagus form Egyptian Revival vanity case with bone lid. 1925. Gold, platinum, bone, enamel, emerald, sapphire, diamond and onyx. Made for American Florence Blumenthal. Cartier, Paris maker. Lent by the Cartier Collection. Image © Cooper Hewitt Museum. Fair use license. via https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/1024497181/
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