art deco combination compact by richard hudnut

Art Deco Combination Compact By Richard Hudnut


| $523 USD | €437 EUR

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This is an incredibly rare 1930's Art Deco double compact by Richard Hudnut . One of the main criteria's which command high desirability and collectability is condition and this compact has it in abundance. So often found with flaking enamel or specs and chips of enamel missing. Not this one, it's in the best condition you could hope for. One could easily think it's not ever been used when viewing the exterior.
The lid is enamelled in a rich cream and chestnut reddy brown. The geometric two contrasting colours with gold tone accents divide the two compartments, one side for cigarettes which has the fretted out name 'Hudnut' the opposing side has untouched rouge and a empty powder section with Pat Number and mirror. The hinge is tight and the large flip-down clasp closes securely. The back is in excellent condition.
Richard Hudnut died at Juan-les-Pins, France, at the age of 73 (June 2, 1855 – October 30, 1928)
Around 1880, a small pharmacy was opened in New York city and sold perfumes, cosmetics and assorted toiletries. Richard Hudnut, the son of the proprietor of the shop, became the first American selling luxury perfume presentations, (though some of these were created in France) in an elegant shop which was directly influenced by the French and European perfumeries.Richard Hudnut’s legacy is based on his creation of perfumery and cosmetics of notable quality, which were presented in distinctively decorated, and packaged containers. These beautiful and artful containers made Richard Hudnut perfumes and cosmetics still very collectable today.
The Richard Hudnut business was then acquired by William R. Warner & Co. which, in 1955, became the Warner-Lambert Pharmaceuticals Co., which was later acquired by Parke-Davis in 1970, which, in turn, was merged into Pfizer in 2000.
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Height = 8 cm (3")
Width = 11.5 cm (5")
Depth = 2 cm (1")

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