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Colleen Moore

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Colleen Moore

Type: 
Powder and rouge compacts
Material(s): 
Goldtone & silvertone metals
Designer/Maker: 
Darnee
Markings: 
Round: "Darnee Perfumer New York"
Origin: 
New York
Date or Era: 
ca. 1920s
Dimensions: 
Round: 2 in. dia.; rectangle: 2 x 1-1/2 in.; square: 1-1/2 & 1-3/4 ins.
Additional Information: 
Colleen Moore was a famous film star of the silent era. The round compact shows her signature. The rectangular compact shows a picture of a castle with her signature. (She is famous also for the castle doll's house she created, now in a museum in Chicago.) The 2 square compacts are decorated with shamrocks to reflect her Irish heritage.

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