Sunday, 18 October 2009

My Marhill Compact

Marhill, was once one of the leading manufactures of mother of pearl gifts and accessories for the glamorous 1950s women, producing stylish and practical powder compacts, mirrors, lipstick holders to cigarette holders and cases. Based upon 5th Avenue in New York, Marhill regularly came to fashion and produce powder compacts adorned with a single, and complete sheet of mother of pearl decoration most popular during the 1950s. Anyone can have a quick search on ebay and just see how rare and therefore how hard it is to purchase or even find a Marhill compact.

And there is presented the most divine and glamorous addition to my vintage powder compact collection from my own special addition, JJ [to whom I also have to thank for the pictures]. Upon the sea and swirls of the ever changing, light flickering mother of pearl cover, changing from whites to pinks to greens and blues to simple yet perfect butterflies casting their flight. Opening the case reveals the infamous Marhill purple sticker and the golden plate to cover the loose powder.

When you find someone who just knows what you adore, who just knows what will make you happy, then you know your onto something special. And this compact is just so pretty, so feminine and already ever so loved.


  1. It is a thing of absolute beauty, my dear, thank you very much for sharing photos of this wonderful compact with us.

    Wishing you a splendid day,
    ♥ Jessica

  2. I have a marhil lighter, compact and what looks like a cigarette case all matching, white leather bound with gold embossing , feel free to contact me @

  3. Howdy,
    Lovely compact! Guess what, I just bought a Marhill compact online last night and can't wait to get it in my hands. It is supposed to be unused.

  4. Hey! Thank you for your comment, Marhill compacts are some of my favourites, they are rather rare too which adds to the fun of finding one! Hope yours is as good!