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    Posted 9 years ago

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    Such a cute little rouge or lipstick compact with bevel mirror on back. Its 1 3/4 inches round. Originally I think this was silver plate, but that has long worn off, now the brass is showing. Small little silver marcasite doggy on a green enamel. His eye is a red stone or glass. Has a makers mark inside, I have no idea who made this, anyone know?

    Mystery Solved


    1. fenton-hobnail, 9 years ago
      for sale?
    2. TamaraB TamaraB, 9 years ago
      Sorry, currently not for sale. Still makes me smile. He's so cute.
    3. macpicker macpicker, 9 years ago
      i can't read the mark from your picture can you type it in? thanks
    4. TamaraB TamaraB, 9 years ago
      When I loop it, it has a patent no. 1973433 and F co and an upside down F inside a shield. If that helps. :-)
    5. macpicker macpicker, 9 years ago
      i'll see what i can come up with over the next few days
    6. tikiray tikiray, 9 years ago
      Here is a link to your paten number.
    7. TamaraB TamaraB, 9 years ago
      Thanks macpicker and tikiray! Yesterday you motivated me to check out my patent no. The patent was from 09/11/1934, to a Harry C. Foster. It even had the pictures of a basic compact similar to mine. He must have let others use his design like a company called Volupte. Once I keyed in the patent no. into the google search, there were other compacts similar, one had a marcasite greyhound.
    8. tikiray tikiray, 9 years ago
      Glad you found some info! I just love the compact!

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