A square gold rimmed enamel compact case (American, c. 1950) by Elgin. The face is decorated in enamel with the colors of the French flag, red, white, and blue tricolor. The base is done in white enamel with a gold rim. The interior is fitted with a mirror, and has a compartment for face powder and a makeup pad. The back strap of the makeup pad reads "Elgin American."
enamel; gold; glass
2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
Gift of Meghan Kirwin, 2016.
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