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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.