A rare and beautiful vintage Stratton ballerina compact in very good condition. This ballet themed powder compact comes with all the original accessories. The model is an early Stratton 'Slim Convertible' which made before 1966. The enamel lid shows the ‘Pas de Quatre’. There isn't any loss of design. The piece depicts a charming scene taken from a photograph by Henry Stirling Nahum, who was especially well known for his portraits of the British royal family and ballet dancers. Nahum's professional name was Baron. This compact bears his signature. All clasps and hinges work exactly as they should. The brass is a rich deep gold. The mirror gives an excellent and accurate reflection. The compact is signed 'STRATTON MADE IN ENGLAND'. The powder well surround is engraved with the patent number 764125. The powder well is lined with a clean white protective layer. The original presentation box and all the original accessories - velour edged sifter, instruction leaflet, padded paper insert, black felt pouch, signed silk and fabric luxury puff, instruction leaflet and inspection docket are present .The base is decorated with a pattern of stars. This compact is suitable for use with all loose face powder and also solid pans of powder. For example - Max Factor Creme Puff, Rimmel Stay Matte, Miss Beauty and Constance Carroll CCUK.
This vintage powder compact measures 3 1/4" and weighs 101.9 grams.
Traditionally the 21st anniversary is celebrated by gifting items made from brass and so this would make a very suitable gift. The link below will take you to many more.
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