Here is an aqua blue cotton ball holder by Menda, made in the United States. The hinges are spring loaded and the top features a pair of white plastic roses. The top, bottom, and sides have scalloped edges. A spring loaded bottom to the box keeps pushing the cotton balls to the top. The box measures 5” wide by 3-1/2” deep and 3” in height.
Menda was was responsible for a host of bathroom related product accessories, such as soap dispensers, toothbrush holders, cups, trays, hand mirrors, tissue boxes, and the like. The color palette is decidedly mid century: pink, yellow, cream, aqua, and lavender, with accompanying designs in plastic, rhinestone, faux pearl, and gold trim.
eBay item 311301661576 ended March 2, 2015 at 10:06PM (United States). One bidder placed 1 bid and the box sold for $6.95 plus shipping.
Menda cotton ball box and top detail.
Menda cotton ball box, open.
Menda cotton ball box, bottom and imprint. The box is marked on the bottom:
Prices for these classic plastic items are extremely reasonable, with most selling for under $10 a piece. For example his pink 9 piece set (16-3/4” by 11” tray, hinged tissue box, hinged powder puff box, 4” cup, 9” tall wastebasket, two lotion / soap pump dispensers, one shell soap holder, one oblong soap holder) sold for $51.00 plus shipping. Imagine this set in your pink tile bathroom! eBay item 171639424474 sold January 19, 2015 at 2:05PM. Two bidders placed 5 bids.