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Blue Danube

Type:Powder box

Material(s):Tin

Designer/Maker:Ella Lichenstein

Markings:none

Origin:New York

Date or Era:Patent April 15, 1902

Dimensions:2 in. diameter

Additional Information:
The top lid of the box has a Persian design in cobalt blue and gold. The Blue Danube legend is on the back interior lid. The interior has a sifter for loose powder and a puff. The mirror is found on the outside of the bottom lid and is framed by the same Persian motif. These boxes with loose powder were the precursors to compacts.