Trinket Box, Figural Hippo / Hippopotamus, Elizabeth Arden, Porcelain, Vintage, RARE





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  • Pattern: Floral Hippopotamus
  • Made in Japan for Elizabeth Arden
  • Vintage: 1976
  • Details:  This beautiful porcelain box shaped like a sleeping hippo originally held Elizabeth Arden’s 8 oz fluffy milk bath in the much loved fragrance Memoire Cherie, and even has a little matching porcelain scoop!  This pink hippo was part of the “New Heirlooms Collection” inspired by the delicate art and folklore of Japan, things that may have been prized possessions long ago. This gorgeous porcelain box is 44 years old, in perfect condition and with the matching scoop, remains to be enjoyed as a trinket box, candy dish, jewelry box or just lovely on its own as an accent/decor piece.  The lid has beautiful oriental style flowers and a pink bow. The little scoop has a yellow flower. It is stamped on the bottom:  Made in Japan Exclusively for Elizabeth Arden”.  This is a beautiful part of the cosmetic industry history, great for a collector.  Would make a beautiful vanity box, hostess gift, bathroom decor, so many uses!
  • Material:  Porcelain
  • Dimensions:  8.0 inches Long, approx. 4.0 inches Wide (at widest point), 3.0 inches Tall
  • Condition: Vintage – Used.  Excellent condition.  There are no scratches, cracks, or chips on this piece, the scoop is in perfect condition as well. Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can’t accept returns.  All sales final.  Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new.  Every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.  
  • Shipping is included, (Continental US only), unless otherwise noted.  This item ships Priority Mail and Insured for your protection.  AK, HI and International shoppers will see additional shipping based on your location. 

Elizabeth Arden is not just a multi-million dollar company, there was a lady behind this great company.  This well known entrepreneur was born in Ontario, Canada in 1884 as Florence Nightingale Graham.  Shortly after arriving in the United States, she worked for a beautician in New York City and in 1910 she and her partner, Elizabeth Adair, opened a salon on Fifth Avenue.  Unfortunately that partnership ended, but Florence changed her name to the salon’s name, “Elizabeth Arden”, and hired chemists to develop her own line of creams and lotions.  By 1915 she had expanded to the international market, by 1922 she opened her first salon in Paris and as they say, the rest is history.  Elizabeth Arden died in New York City on October 18, 1966.  The company was purchased by Eli Lilly in 1971.  As of September 7, 2016, the company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Revlon.  Some interesting facts about Elizabeth Arden:  Was first to introduce travel size items, first to offer in-store makeovers, her most fierce competitor was Helena Rubenstein, so much so, that a musical called “War Paint,” was made about them.  One of her thoroughbred horses named Jet Pilot won the Kentucky Derby in 1947.

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Weight3.0 lbs
Dimensions12 × 8 × 8 in


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