Footless powder bowl

Side view of a powder bowl showing the elaborate finial on the top of the lid. Top view of a powder bowl showing the double lid. Top view of a powder bowl showing the internal surface. Top view of a powder bowl showing the concealed powder puff.
Side view of a powder bowl showing the elaborate finial on the top of the lid. Top view of a powder bowl showing the double lid. Top view of a powder bowl showing the internal surface. Top view of a powder bowl showing the concealed powder puff.
Details
Object number
PHSL : 70
Country
Date
1920 - 1929 (circa)

Description

A circular powder bowl with a push-on lid, circa 1920s. The lid incorporates a recess for a small powder puff, with a screw cover and finial. The whole powder bowl is made of thermoformed cellulose nitrate possibly by British Xylonite. This item forms part of the Plastics Historical Society (PHS) collection.
Designers & Manufacturers
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Manufacturer

Inscriptions

impressed: "MADE IN ENGLAND"
Dimensions
Height
80mm
Diameter
120mm
Method
Colour