A vintage norida parfumerie- nocida, patented aug 6, 1924, compact case. The case is silver in color, has a geometric design on the top, and is 2 1/8 round. Inside the top half of the compact is a mirror, the bottom half has a rotating(left or right) shaker screen to allow powder from a removable base to flow.
The back of the case is marked at the top "norida", reg. At the bottom is " patented aug 6, 1924 made in usa". The clasp works well and is secure. A woman did not powder her face in public until after world war i.
By 1920, the beauty parlour, permanent waves, and cosmetics had become acceptable. Soon the compact was designed by jewellers and made of gold, silver, and precious materials.
Cosmetic companies began to sell the powder in attractive compacts of less valuable metal. Collectors today search for art deco designs, commemorative compacts from world's fairs or political events, and unusual examples.Very good to excellent condition. This item is made of metal and glass.