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Powder puff and box

Powder puff and box

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1920s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    satin, celluloid, marabou feathers, card

  • Museum number:

    T.1656:1 to 3-2017

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Powder puff in cardboard box, the puff of red marabou feathers mounted on red gathered satin with a handle in the form of a laughing Pierrot's head with a moulded red ruff.

Place of Origin

Britain (probably, made)


1920s (made)



Materials and Techniques

satin, celluloid, marabou feathers, card

Descriptive line

1920s powder puff. Red satin with red marabou feather puff, the handle formed of a celluloid Pierrot's head with skull cap and ruff. Original red and white striped box with pompon


Marabou; Satin; Celluloid; Card




Personal accessories; Make-up


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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