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Vanity Items

5-piece hand-painted vanity set

This beautiful vintage vanity set was made in Japan ca. 1930 and consists of a perfume bottle with stopper, a lidded powder/trinket box, and a tray on which to display them. All five pieces feature hand-painted flower sprays in shades of purple, orange, yellow, blue, and green, surrounded by or interspersed with delicate gold leaf designs and additional gold banding. And talk about attention to detail – there’s even a flower spray on the inside of both the box and its lid! The reddish-purple mark on the bottoms of the tray, box, and bottle is a double circle with a design in the center circle and “Made in Japan” in the outer one. Underneath the mark is “No 2748". The tray is 7-1/2" x
5-1/8" The powder box is 2-1/4" high when lidded and 3-1/4" in diameter at its widest point. The perfume bottle with stopper is 4" high and 2-3/8" in diameter at its widest point. All pieces are in outstanding condition, with no chips, cracks, or crazing. There is wear to the gold trim on the edge of the tray, and the dauber has long since broken off the bottom of the stopper, but neither of these “flaws” detracts from the beauty of this vanity set that would be a superb addition to any lady’s dresser. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $80.00 + s/h and insurance


   only 1 set available


Nickel silver powder box

This vintage nickel silver powder box has a 5-1/8" diameter mouth, 5-3/8" diameter bottom, and stands 5-1/4" high when lidded. It is unmarked, but the water lily designs on its lid and sides, which go all the way through to the inside, look somewhat Asian or oriental. The medallion on the lid underneath the handle may be brass. The handle turns freely, and if the screw holding it in place ever had a screwdriver notch, it has long since worn away. The lid has one small dent, and the insides of both the container and the lid have become darkened with age. In otherwise perfect condition, and quite an attractive piece. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $45.00 + s/h and insurance


   only 1 available


Tortoise shell jewelry box

This is a unique old celluloid oval jewelry box in a deep amber color with a tortoise shell look. The top is carved in a ray pattern with a brass medallion in the center that could be monogrammed. Consisting of two swing-out drawers plus stationary bottom drawer and top shelf, the piece stands 5-3/8" tall and measures 9" wide x 6-1/2" deep. The lid lifts up on a brass hinge to reveal the divided 3/4" deep top shelf and a 5" diameter mirror on the underside of the lid which has become unglued, but has retained all of its silvering and is not chipped or cracked. Down by the hinge, the lid interior is marked “Rialto Products, New York, NY 10012". Two 1-1/2" deep drawers with brass pulls swing out from brass dowels. Each drawer is divided, with a ribbed front section. The stationary bottom “drawer” is undivided and unribbed. Very good condition. The exterior has light usage scuffing, and the bottom looks like it may originally have had a glued-on pad that has long since become lost. The back interior edge of the bottom swing-out drawer has what appears to be scratching at its left side, as does the bottom surface of the top stationary tray, but I’m wondering if the tray and drawer bottoms weren’t originally lined and what we’re seeing today is actually remnants of old glue, not scratches. Still very usable and quite attractive overall. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $65.00 + s/h and insurance


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Vintage Baret Ware tin jewelry box

This is a colorful old tin jewelry box that is very light weight for its size, which is 7-3/4" x 5-1/2" x 3" tall. Colors are pink background, turquoise and gold borders, silver scallops, brass bow with green accents on the lid, and plenty of gold, pink, turquoise, and silver accents everywhere. The designs go all the way through the metal. The interior of both the box and the lid are a shiny gold color. The bottom is marked “Container made in Western Germany”. The lid hinge has a copyright symbol and says “Baret Ware 64/TB9". The exterior has numerous rust marks and the interior shows a few age spots and scratches, but this neat old box is still perfectly usable and quite attractive. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $25.00 + s/h and insurance

** SOLD **


Vintage treasure chest tin jewelry box

This old green and brass colored tin jewelry box has the shape of a trunk or treasure chest. It looks like Baret Ware, but isn’t marked as such. It is 6-3/4" x 4-1/2" x 5" high + an additional 1" high if the hinged handle is all the way up. The designs go all the way through the metal. The bottom says “Container made in W. Germany”. The exterior brass color portions are quite patinated, and one back edge is rusted all the way down. The exterior bottom is rusted around all four edges, some of which goes through to the interior, which also shows some light scratching. Despite its obvious age, this great old box is still perfectly usable and quite attractive. Although not shown in most of the pictures, this treasure chest comes with a metal chain with two small keys attached. I don’t know what the smaller one does, but the larger one still locks and unlocks this box. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $25.00 + s/h and insurance


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Reed & Barton jewelry box

This is a positively gorgeous old Reed & Barton silver plated jewelry box that is quite unusual, both in design and function. It looks like a 3-drawer chest sitting on a round 5-3/4" diameter base with four ornate legs. However, the three half-circle highly decorated drawers don’t pull out. They swivel a full 360 degrees on a central dowel, as do the top and bottom flat pieces. The base is divided into two shallow half-circle trays. Each drawer contains eight ornate panels, three on the front (as well as two round pulls), and five surrounding the semicircular back. There are six total scenes, all Asian, depicting herons, oriental figures, flowers, birds, vases, and geometrics. Truly stunning! The piece stands 7" tall. Bottom is stamped “Mfd & Plated by Reed & Barton, Pat. Mar 23d 1_ _0" and carries the number 330. For the life of me I can’t make out the two middle numbers of the year. Other than the heavy patina, all outside surfaces are in perfect condition with no dents or dings. The insides of the drawers are not plated and are rather rough to the touch. A real statement piece for milady’s dresser! (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $150.00 + s/h and insurance


   only 1 available


7-piece signed Haviland vanity set w/ coordinating Limoges pin tray

This entrancing 7-piece signed vanity set is graced with tiny blue and white flowers, green leaves, and an occasional hint of pink on a feathered background of the softest shades of robin’s egg blue and beige, all banded in gold. Set consists of a lidded hair receiver, a lidded powder jar, a lidded oblong trinket box, and a large scalloped-edge dresser tray, and dates to the early 1900's when Limoges artists obtained unfinished pieces in Austria or Germany to hand-paint in France. Based on the backstamps, that’s exactly what happened here. The dresser tray is stamped “Haviland France”, and the three lidded pieces are stamped “Germany”. The hair receiver and powder jar also have a crest above the country name. The artist’s name was E. Louella Potts, and her full name appears on the bottom of the tray, the jar, and the receiver, with only her initials appearing on the bottom of the oblong box. The tray measures 11-3/4" x 8-7/8". The powder jar and hair receiver are exactly the same size, being 2-3/4" high when lidded, with diameters of 3-3/8" at their mouths, 3-5/8" at their widest points, and 2-3/4" at their bases. The trinket box is 3-3/4" x 1-7/8" and stands 1-1/2" high when lidded. The 3-3/4" x 3-1/2" heart-shaped pin tray is included here for several reasons. Its style and color coordinate extremely well with the Haviland pieces, and it appears to be about the same age. Its backstamp is “Limoges France” with the initials “P.P.” in the center and another word above that may well be “Seville”. An undoubtedly besotted suitor long ago added “To Gertrude From H______” (I can’t make out his name, even with a magnifying glass) before presenting this trophy to his sweetheart. But most importantly, this set’s previous owner, who was Ol’ Swaphos’s mama, and certainly not named Gertrude, displayed all 8 pieces together as a set for over 50 years, and we wouldn’t dare break them up now! Considering their age and antique status, all pieces are in remarkably good condition. A meticulous inspection reveals the following: The tray shows minor wear to its gold rim and has one small chip on the underside of its rim. The powder jar has a tiny chip on its base, a tiny nick on its mouth, and a tiny nick on the underside of its lid rim. It’s likely that these two happened at the same time decades ago. The hair receiver also has a tiny nick on the underside of its lid rim. The trinket box lid obviously was broken at one time and glued back together. Can’t you just imagine the culprit’s tears and consternation? I’ll bet her heart was broken! There is also very slight wear to the lid’s gold rim. There is heavier wear to the gold rim on the pin tray, but gold is still visible around the entire rim. Despite the one serious injury to the trinket box lid, this is an incredibly beautiful vanity set to be treasured and displayed with pride. And oh yes, please don’t tell us if you choose not to include the pin tray in your grouping! (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $350.00 + s/h and insurance


   only 1 set available


Vintage bakelite nail file

Here is a unique blast from the past: a clever little nail file that folds up like a pocket knife! 3" long handle is butterscotch bakelite and one side is faced with a strip of celluloid that looks for all the world like green mother of pearl! The 2-1/2" file flips out to produce a total length of 5" when completely extended. The metal file is somewhat discolored with age, but still works just fine. Handle is in superb condition with no cracks or chips. There’s a tiny red dot on the butterscotch side that appears to be a speck of old nail polish. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $20.00 + s/h and insurance


   only 1 available


Occupied Japan pin dish

This is a very delicate white porcelain pin dish in the shape of a leaf with a design of deep pink roses, green leaves and stems, and a gold vine. The rim is also edged in gold. The leaf measures 5" x 4-1/2" at its widest points and stands about 3/4" tall. The back stamp is a deep red “Made in Occupied Japan”, which would date it to ca 1945. Perfect condition. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $15.00 + s/h and insurance


   only 1 available


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