This vintage compact has an attractive all over machine engraved design. It was made by The Evans Case Company of North Attleboro Massachusetts. The case is triangular in form with the sides of the triangle rounded. There is a mesh wrist chain attached to the wider end opposite the latch on the pointed end of the triangle. The mesh chain shows wear. It was likely plated the same color as the compact originally but that plating has worn away from years of use. Also there is one spot of green oxidation which is shown in the last photo. This compact originally had a tassel dangling from the latch. The tassel has been lost over the years but the jump ring that attached it to the latch is still there. Opening the case reveals a round mirror with a compartment for rouge behind the mirror. A holder for a small tube of lipstick is under the mirror. The opposite side is made to hold face powder. The Evans Case Company made compacts from 1920 to 1960. I believe this one dates to the 1930's or1940's. It has a bit of wear to the exterior finish but is still quite attractive. Please review the photos closely to see condition. This compact is not marked but can be identified as being made by Evans from the shape of the clasp combined with the fact that it had a tassel. Also Evans is known to have made compacts in this rounded triangle shape. This beautiful vintage compact would be a welcome addition to a collection.

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Vintage Evans compact, with machined etching

$74

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