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Antique figural red leather novelty compact is in the shape of a book with a gold pen along side which is the clasp.
The red leather has orange, black and gold gilt in a very ornate pattern.
The bottom is embossed red leather; also in a fancy design.  
The entire outside of this compact is nearly pristine.
No scuffs, scratches, or marks on the leather.
The inside is the original sifter.
The puff shown is no longer with the compact as it was not original.

The mirror is loose & I have left it that way because the back of the mirror is lined with old foreign newsprint.

I think it is Italian newsprint but am not sure. One of the romance languages for sure.
The mirror itself shows age and loss of silvering, but it still reflects and attests to the age of this piece.
The gold pen clasp appears very real but is really a sliding clasp which opens the compact.
You can see it in various stages of open/close in the photos.

This is a wonderful & collectible figural compact.

Condition: Excellent - Pristine Outside - Used Inside
Measures:  4" x 3¼"
Circa: 1920's or 1930's
Maker: No Signature
Cost: $78 -- Includes S/H
#159

Figural Leather Book Compact
Figural Embossed Red Leather Book Compact With Faux Pen Clasp

Figural Leather Book Compact
Original Sifter Inside - Original Mirror is Loose & Minor Clouding - Note Pen Clasp is Open

Figural Leather Book Compact
Reverse of Mirror Has Old Foreign Newsprint Glued to Back

Figural Leather Book Compact
Bottom of Compact in Pristine Condition as is the Top - Note Pen Clasp Slides Open

Figural Leather Book Compact
Figural Leather Book Compact

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