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Art Deco Gwenda 1930s Art Deco Ladies Powder Compact



A delightful ladies Art Deco compact marked to the interior with the trade name Gwenda 'Tap flap' made in England with the registration design number for 1931. The back is black enamel with the lid depicting a wonderful romantic scene of a young lady seated on a wall with her beau stood holding her hand. In excellent condition with the compact having a firm hinge and secure clasp which opens to reveal a bright chrome interior with mirror. The powder well in the base is sprung loaded so when you touch it , it will release the powder inside. Also retains it's original puff. Gwenda was the trademark of Hussey-Dawson of Birmingham, England. Began manufacturing compacts circa 1930. Famous for their butterfly wing and foil compacts. Very collectable and high end.


  • Creator
    Hussey-Dawson (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 0.4 in. (1 cm)Width: 3.15 in. (8 cm)Depth: 2.37 in. (6 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Devon, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2447312380883

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    US$50.05 Standard Parcel Shipping
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    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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