Powder Compact, Large Blue; Unknown manufacturer; 1936; WY.1988.107.1

Name/Title

Powder Compact, Large Blue

About this object

This is a light blue and gold metal compact in a hinged wallet/cigarette-case shaped case with a mirror inside. Also inside is a tortoiseshell comb in a gold material cover, two square compacts areas and a compact 'powder puff' area. The compact is a memento of Queen Mary's maiden voyage which took place on May 27, 1936.

The Queen Mary was a British ocean liner which predominately sailed in the North Atlantic Ocean between 1936 and 1967.

Maker

Unknown manufacturer

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1936

Period

1930s

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, metal, alloy, (?)
inorganic, processed material, tortoiseshell (?)

Measurements

h 11 mm x w 120 mm x d 90 mm (case)

Subject and Association Keywords

Domestic Life (household chattels, food and drink)

Subject and Association Keywords

Events and Parades

Object Type

containers

Object number

WY.1988.107.1

Rights

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