This is an extraordinarily rare 1940s Stratton powder compact that we have not seen before. The exquisitely beautiful lid is silk rendered to look like an oil painting. The minutely detailed scene depicts a Georgian couple having afternoon tea in an elegantly appointed dining room. The lid is like a little work of art and it has a textured appearance just like an oil painting. There isn't any loss of design or fading. The original sifter is included and also a good quality felt pouch which has protected this vanity well. The hinge and catch work perfectly.
This is an ideal gift for a collector or as a 12th (silk) wedding anniversary gift, when only something unique will do.
This model is rare and only documented in 1948. The 1948 'Scone without Inner Lid' model sometimes has lids made from silk. They are highly collectible.
The mirror gives a clear and accurate reflection. The mirror bezel is signed STRATTON MADE IN ENGLAND. The powder well is gilded. The base is decorated with a fine spiral. Measures 3 inches diameter and weighs 64.9 grams.
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