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Vintage RICHARD HUDNUT "Three Flowers" Mirrored Compact
Delicate cross-hatching frames the square floral element at the center of the lid. Some small areas of mild tarnish.
Geometric pattern on the bottom of the case. Inside of case signed "Three Flowers Richard Hudnut Pat. 1674608 New York Paris Made in U.S.A." Patent issued June 19, 1928. Dimensions: 2 1/8" diameter by 3/4" deep
The Three Flowers perfume (1915) was one of the cheaper perfumes in the Richard Hudnut range and, after going out of production, it reappeared in 1923 when many of the products that made up this line were probably introduced. As well as the usual perfume, toilet water and sachets, the range included skin-care cosmetics and make-up. Products available around 1930 included:
Three Flowers Cleansing Cream: “Penetrates the pores, entirely clears them of the day’s dust and grime, and leaves the skin soft, smooth and fresh.”
Three Flowers Skin Freshener: “To remove excess cream and close the pores.”
Three Flowers Skin and Tissue Cream: “Nightly use of this tissue cream, after skin has been thoroughly cleansed with Three Flowers Cleansing Cream will keep the tissues and pores of the skin in a vigorous condition and ensure firm, youthful contours.”
Three Flowers Vanishing Cream: “The mission of the cream is to protect and finish. Apply lightly to the face and all the shine is gone, all the little roughnesses have vanished. Now the powder will cling evenly, softly, for hours, to the velvet-smooth surface of your skin.”
Three Flowers Face Powder: “One may obtain in Three Flowers Face Powder a tint for every complexion. It is caressing to the skin, and in so fortunately blended that it combines lightness for the preservation of the skin, and body to ensure a lasting effect.” Shades: White, Natural, Rose Brunette and Parisian (dark brunette).
Three Flowers Compact Powder: Shades: White, Natural and Brunette. A silver finish became available in the 1930s.
Three Flowers Cream Rouge: Shades: Carmeen, Crimson and Cherry.
Three Flowers Compact Rouge: Shades: Dark, Medium, Light, Orange, Nasturtium, Carmeen, Crimson, Geranium, Stage and Natural.
Three Flowers Lip Stick: Shades: Cherry Red, Carmine, Crimson and Orange. Three Flowers Eyebrow Pencil: Shades: Black, Brown and Chestnut.
The line was priced more cheaply than either the Gemey or Du Barry ranges and although it was well promoted in places like Australia it received less attention in the United States