1950s Volupte Minaudiere Compact Evening Case - New!
Length: 4.5 inches + 11.5 cm
Width: 3.5 inches + 9 cm
Depth: 1 inches + 2.5 cm
* 1950s evening makeup set known as a minauderie
* Original black faille carry case
* Interior case lifts out of the carry all
* Case has enamel front with painted flowers
* Inside compartments include a mirror, lipstick receptacle, powder compartment with original mesh, and a compartment for notes or cigarettes
* Label reads Volupte
Founded in 1920, Volupte was a leading costume jeweller noted for elegant, functional compacts, cigarette cases, purses and costume pieces. Among the most popular were shaped, portable vanity items advertised as “small enough to carry in the pocketbook.” These captured the interest and dollars of prominent fashion leaders, including glamorous movie stars, who found such portable fashion accessories to be “must- have” essentials. Produced in sterling silver, brass, aluminium and nickel often decorated with enamel, gilt or artwork, Volupte purse items became the company’s top sellers worldwide. By the 1960s ,when Volupte closed, demand for heavy purse compacts had faded as lighter, disposable plastic versions became popular. Nowadays, there has been a resurgence in popularity thanks to avid collectors and vintage enthusiasts.
Wonderful example of the sought after Volupte carry-alls. This one features a gorgeous enamelled front with a painterly florals. This purse looks unused and is in excellent condition with only a few marks and scratches that are barely noticeable. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.
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