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Lot of 3 Vintage 1930s Richard Hudnut Face Powder Dispensers, Used as Retail Samples
Own a piece of cosmetic history with these fabulous authentic 1930s product sample bottles. Not for retail sale, these would have been distributed to department stores by Richard Hudnut, long regarded as a pioneer of cosmetics manufacture & perfume development based out of New York. They have a unique feature to the lid whereby they act as a metal spring with an attached nib; when pressed it opens the spring a tiny bit allowing the product to escape. This exclusive trait would have been ideal for quickly distributing a small amount of face powder to a potential customer.
The moniker "Marvelous" as a brand was granted trade mark status to Richard Hudnut in 1916 but didn't achieve accolades until it was eventually launched as a cosmetic product line in 1932, along with other famous Hudnut lines such as "Three Flowers", "Du Barry" and "Gemey".
The Art Deco styled 'Marvelous' logo can been clearly seen on one of the bottles. Other face powder "Rachel" brands were produced with varying shades such as Brunette (Rachel No. 1) and Dark Brunette (Rachel No. 2) as well as "Tan Rachel". Two of these are included in the lot in addition to the Marvelous bottle. While two of the bottles are nearly empty, the product survived inside one Rachel No.1 bottle and still contains scented face powder.
Bottles measure 3 inches tall (including lid).
CONDITION: No cracks or chips. Springs are still functional and in good condition. Labels were hand typed and are fading but otherwise very nice. Scents have survived and are still strong.