[218] Lazell – As The Petals

1910s

∅ 3.9 cm

The U.S.A.

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Remarks:

I’m so much glad that I finally found this little compact after a long search. I fall in love with its poetic image and the more poetic title at first sight,  when I met its face powder compact once on eBay, however the seller was not willing to ship it overseas at that time so I was forced to quit the bid. It is a rare series and wasn’t easy to spot another one.

When gathering information on the compact, I found Joan Renner’s article about Isadora Duncan, who considered to be the mother of modern dance. The dancer on the compact reminds of the image of Isadora who also performed with long scarves and danced in bare feet. Joan tells a detailed story of Isadora, which was dramatic, tragic yet fascinating. Click in the link below if you have time reading, and  I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do:

http://vintagepowderroom.com/?tag=lazell

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