A splendid and rare unused Stratton Large Flapjack loose powder compact in the original box. This magnificent 1930s vanity is one of the largest Stratton brand compact mirrors. The enamel lid is gorgeous! Highly stylized floral motifs form the most captivating composition. There isn't any loss of enamel or fading. The lacquered brass is a deep rich gold. This compact will not tarnish or need to be cleaned due to the exacting standards the maker employed during its crafting. It is so nice to spend time with this compact admiring the workmanship. We have never seen this one before. The gleaming golden interior case contains a large clear mirror. The mirror bezel and inner lid are signed STRATTON. The guarantee rosette, pouch, puff and sifter are all like the day they were made. The puff is particularly pretty. Soft cream felt is topped by beautiful baby blue material which is decorated with pink & blue butterflies and floral motifs. The presentation box has the brands owned by Jarrett, Rainsford & Laughton Ltd. stamped on the pale blue pearlized exterior. Lady Jayne, Gilda, Expanda, Stratnoid, Velva, Stratton and Studiette can be seen. The item code 515/98 is neatly written on the base of the presentation box. The catches and hinges work perfectly. The inner lid (snap catch) bears the inscription PAT No 530653. The base of the compact is decorated with a spiral design. Measures 4 inches diameter and weighs 174.2 grams.
Please note the large size of this rare collectible. Measuring 4 inches diameter this is a large compact which would make an ideal addition to a collection. If you are looking for a handbag mirror we have many more choices which are of a smaller size.
There aren't any catalogues or advertisements which feature this compact and so dating the compact has been arrived at by referencing vanities expert Juliette Edward's written material and also information that was lodged at the patent office. Late 1930s (pre-WWII) is the most likely date for this model. During and after WWII metal was in such short supply no British manufacturer of vanities would have made such a large compact mirror.
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