[242] Terri – Mascaro

3 x 7 cm

The U.S.A.


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“Terri” was originally a trademark held by Terence Emmett Ryan Jr in early 1920s, the man who worked in the design department of American Perfumers’ Laboratories, Inc (APLI) and was responsible to design the company’s vanity cases. At that time, companies in the cosmetic industry in the U.S.A tried to represent themselves as being French or, at least, associated with Paris, Ryan however, turned to Spain after his visit to Spain in 1920 where he was impressed with what he saw of Spanish culture. The image on the right hand corner on top of the compact shows a couple dancing flamingo became the icon of his design later.


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