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Deck of Cards

Type:Powder compact

Material(s):Brass & enamel

Designer/Maker:Lucien Lelong



Date or Era:1940 advertisement

Dimensions:3 in. x 2 in.

Additional Information:
Compact in the design of a deck of "bicycle" playing cards. The reverse is white enamel with the Ace of Hearts. Part of the "Tailspin" cosmetic line by Lelong which featured a gambling motif. It is speculated that this is so rare because the U.S. entered WWII in Dec. 1940 and metal became very scarce due to the war effort.