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RIO compacts

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RIO compacts

Type: 
Powder compacts
Material(s): 
Silvertone metal, butterfly wings & plastic
Designer/Maker: 
Rion
Markings: 
All have 'RIO" in the front picture
Origin: 
South America, probably Brazil
Date or Era: 
c. 1920s
Dimensions: 
Large: 2-1/2 in. diameter; Small: 2 in. diameter
Special Features: 
Blue Morpha butterfly wings used as backing
Additional Information: 
Probably all souvenir compacts from visiting Rio.

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