Black Enamel Butterfly Compact
Very unusual old compact with a black enamel top and bottom set with a small silvertone butterfly on a square raised center accented by 19 clear rhinestones, some of which are a bit dark. The enamel is scuffed a bit from use, but there are only 2 tiny spots (top right corner of raised square and also along edge). The inside of the compact contains a mirror in the lid. The bottom where the powder is contained is quite unique. The insert is marked “PAT PEND”. By sliding the little nub down, it opens 3 holes in the center where the powder is stored underneath it. You simply shake some powder out and use what is needed. The little blue puff that comes with the compact is marked “M.M.R’s” and is the perfect fit for the compact so I assume it is original. The bottom of the compact opens to add more powder in the storage area. This is really quite an ingenious little invention that more than likely lost its appeal once compressed powder entered the scene. There is a couple dark gray spots on the mirror and, as I said before, some overall scratches/scuffing due to use, but otherwise in nice condition. Measures 2 1/2″ across and 3/8″ deep. A really unusual compact.