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.