International Perfume Bottles Association

Virtual Museum

Celluloid Dresser set Enlarge Image Enlarge Image

Celluloid Dresser set

Type:5-Piece Lady's Set





Date or Era:c. 1920-1935

Dimensions:Tray 11.75 in. length; powder jar 4.5 in. diameter; rouge pots 1.5 in. diameter

Additional Information:
A honey-amber colored art deco celluloid dresser set with bright blue and yellow enamel leaf and flower accents. Sitting on a matching tray are a powder jar, hair receiver, and two rouge pots. Celluloid was used in the late 1800's for many items that would earlier have been manufactured from ivory, horn, or other expensive animal products. It was often referred to as "Ivorine" or "French Ivory." In the 1930's it was overtaken by Bakelite and Catalin.