Thursday, 19 April 2012

VINTAGE: Emrich Compact


I'm a lucky girl in having a guy that has an amazing eye for finding compacts. He often finds ones that are different, rare or plain lovely. He became a regularly in a store near us in metropolitan Detroit and I've been told he pretty much brought everyone they had so we went for a visit back in January. While there was a lot of pill boxes there was only this powder compact to be had, so of course it had to come home with us. Its a rather small [2 x 3 inch] yet sturdy golden brushed fabric like coated compact. 

Opening it up reveals a bright golden metal colour with the brand mark EMRICH marked under the mirror. As a brand EMRICH is rather hard to investigate, only after having a great look around the compact did I see the marking of "Germany" on the underside of the opening clasp. A google search reveals suggestions of a possible manufacture in West Germany yet no details of age or manufacturing history exists, at least not online.For now this is another mystery compact.

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  1. This is lovely, I love the pattern on it!

    xo

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    1. The pattern is all raised, it's lush and so small.

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  2. oooh how I love a good mystery! It's such a beautiful find!

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    1. Most of mine keep turning out to be mysteries which can be a little infuriating but nice all the same!

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  3. Gorgeous, so stylish and understated.

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    1. Very much so, it's simplicity actually made me walk past it the first time but on second looking it had to be coming home with us.

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  4. It is a really beautiful compact - lovely!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  5. Wow! I love this compact so lovely :) Makes mine look really boring lol.

    Charlee
    xxx

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  6. I love the mystery feel about it, you have such an intriguing collection and this one sits perfectly in your collection. Such a gorgeous compact xxx

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    1. My collection is certainly getting varied!

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  7. This is so beautiful! Lucky you!!

    http://lucyywrites01.blogspot.com
    Lucy
    x

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  8. That's a really pretty compact :) I love the gold patterned detail

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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    1. Its such a lovely design isn't it, especially love the brushed effect tat it has too.

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  9. Oh wow, this is so pretty! I was in a vintage shop the other day that had all sorts of stuff and I looked for compacts...not because I'm a collector or anything, but you've made me interested!

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