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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

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 5

Object Date

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.


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.56

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 2.94

Circumference 9.23

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

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


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Image Caption CMY2709A-B



Date FEB 22,2015

Summary Good

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