Object ID 003012
Object Name Yardley London Complexion Powder
Object Desc An empty round cardboard box which once held powder.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002709a-b
General Category History
Category Personal Care
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 3, Shelf 5
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords Yardley,makeup,cosmetics,powder,
Title Yardley London Complexion Powder
Description The round carboard box is gold, with an image of three women gathering lavendar flowers on its lid. The lavendar motif is around the edge of the lid as well. The other half of the box has text on the bottom: a list of Yardley products, the various shades this powder came in, the shade of this powder (natural), and the address of the Bond St. location in London.
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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Yardley London
Maker Details Jonathan Yardley founded his soap shop in London but records of him and his shop were lost in the Great Fire of 1666. The Cleaver family reestablished the store in 1770. The company grew and exported its first products to the USA in 1880. The company still exists today producing soaps, fragrances, and lotions.
Maker Mark Yardley
Date FEB 22,2015
Assessor Christine Jankowski
Notes The cardboard lid is in good shape: some wear and tear on the edges, but the color is still vibrant. The bottom of the box has some mold on the inside and some discoloration on the bottom.
Date AUG 1,2015
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 5 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin