Vintage mother of pearl musical powder box 30th wedding anniversary gifts for her
A mother of pearl musical compact that would make an ideal 30th / pearl wedding anniversary gift for her. This adorable 1950s Clover musical powder box is in excellent condition and comes with the original puff & sifter. The music box has a lid decorated with high quality mother of pearl. Totally gorgeous & it plays very well. Superbly made with a good bevelled mirror. The brass all gilt and shiny. The puff has the gilt motif of the Clover brand. The powder well door is signed 'Clover' and bears the Clover logo. This powder box has never been used with powder and so the puff and sifter are pristine. The brass is a deep rich gold & the base has an attractive brushed / satinized finish. Measures almost 3" X 2" & weighs 114.5 grams.
The Stratton 'Princess' powder compact is suitable for loose face powder or as a handbag mirror. All clasps, hinges and the self-opening inner lid work perfectly. The compact opens to reveal a bevelled mirror which gives a perfect reflection. The original mirror stickers are in place. The inner lid has an engraved design of vertical lines, the 'Compact-in-Hand' logo and the Stratton signature. The original pristine features are in place - the luxurious semi-rigid pouch, puff, sifter. The base is decorated with smooth tone gold stars. The matching lipstick holder is also super. It is signed 'Stratton No2'. The pouch is made from thick good quality black felt.
The original hard presentation case is just as delightful as the vanities it holds. The outer case is beige with subtle patterns. The interior of the lid is lined with golden satin. The base is lined with deep crimson velvet. Custom made recesses hold the compact mirror and lipstick holder neatly in place. The Stratton logo is embossed in to the case in a rectangular cartouche with chamferred edges. On either side of the velvet interior are crimson satin tabs to enable the easy removal of the display section which holds the contents tilted to form a display case. Once removed the case becomes a jewellery / jewelry case. There is even a section to hold rings.
The compact mirror measures 3" & weighs 85.8 grams. The lipstick holder measures just over 2" & weighs 10.1 grams.
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