Rare Perfume Dusting Powder Directoire Charles of Ritz 11 Oz Never Opened. This is an extraordinarily large box containing 11 ounces that has never been opened. Also included is a gorgeous swans down puff that is yellow and sized at around 4.5 inches round.
This product line was introduced sometime in 1945-46 and is classified as a floral. Beautiful round boxed presentation whose condition is commiserate with its age. The lid is a gold sateen like fabric that is imprinted with 9 golden bees.
This top is in very good condition considering its age. The box is papered in a heavy white textured paper that has some interesting window or star designs along the center of the box and a floral frieze under the star designs. Note: There are 3 areas on the lid that have a brown discoloration to the bottom edging of the lidsee photos 4 (big picture), individual stain areas 4, 5, 6. I dont know if these stains can be removedI have not tried, but it is most likely an age or perfume stain I dont know.
The bottom base of the box that holds the powder portion is in very good condition. The underside of the box is a beautiful gold foil like paper that has a few scratches commiserate with its age that describes the product. When the lid is removed, there is an utterly gorgeous swans down puff whose feathers are yellow with a large bow tie.
When the underside is turned over, there is a gold & black label inside the bottom of the puff that reads: Made in France. Dimension of this puff is about 4 1/2 inches round. The puff sits on the gold paper seal that has not been opened, and where the powder resides. I have no idea of the powder condition.
Dimensions of the box are about: 5 1/8 inches round and about 3.25 inches tall. Very unusual and rare presentation! Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. The item "Rare Perfume Dusting Powder Directoire Charles of Ritz 11 Oz Sealed w Swan Puff" is in sale since Tuesday, December 22, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Advertising\Health & Beauty\Talcum & Bath Powder". The seller is "lightofthemoon" and is located in McKinney, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.