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20th C. Masonic Bronze, Glass, & Shell Makeup Compact
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North America, United States, ca. first half of the 20th century CE. A circular bronze compact with an internal mirror, a wool puff applicator labeled "Gainsborough Trademark Pure Wool," and a small clasp. The top of the compact has a layer of creamy yellow shell lining which displays the traditional Masonic square and compasses inlaid within a pair of glass-cabochon-adorned columns, above an incised rendering of a brick-paved walkway, and below the Eye of Providence, also known as the "all-seeing eye of God." The bottom face has several incised vertical columns. Size: 2.5" Diameter x 0.6" H (6.4 cm x 1.5 cm).

Provenance: private Davis collection, Houston, Texas, USA

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#140087
Condition
Light fading to some finer details, small nicks to body and clasp, and some fading to golden bronze color, otherwise intact and very good.
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20th C. Masonic Bronze, Glass, & Shell Makeup Compact

Estimate $150 - $250
Nov 29, 2018
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Starting Price $75
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0228B: 20th C. Masonic Bronze, Glass, & Shell Makeup Compact

Sold for $75
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Est. $150 - $250Starting Price $75
Holiday Glitz - Ancient / Ethnographic Art
Nov 29, 2018 10:00 AM EST
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Lot 0228B Details

Description
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North America, United States, ca. first half of the 20th century CE. A circular bronze compact with an internal mirror, a wool puff applicator labeled "Gainsborough Trademark Pure Wool," and a small clasp. The top of the compact has a layer of creamy yellow shell lining which displays the traditional Masonic square and compasses inlaid within a pair of glass-cabochon-adorned columns, above an incised rendering of a brick-paved walkway, and below the Eye of Providence, also known as the "all-seeing eye of God." The bottom face has several incised vertical columns. Size: 2.5" Diameter x 0.6" H (6.4 cm x 1.5 cm).

Provenance: private Davis collection, Houston, Texas, USA

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#140087
Condition
...
Light fading to some finer details, small nicks to body and clasp, and some fading to golden bronze color, otherwise intact and very good.

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