An adorable Kigu Bon Voyage suitcase powder compact.
The makers named this compact '61-01 "Suitcase Series" E.T. (engine turned) Imitation Leather Design (without labels) '. Part of the 'Attache Case 61 Series' of delightful novelty vanities, this was the version without labels of the capital cities. Available from 1956 the wholesale cost in this year was 13/- and the minimum retailer recommended price was 31/6. The compact has the most glorious deep golden patina throughout. The lid and base are engraved to look exactly like a leather suitcase. Even the handle is functional and serves as a catch. Tilt the handle back slightly to access the interior case where you will see a framed mirror which gives a good and accurate reflection. The mirror bezel is engraved 'PATENTED MADE IN ENGLAND'. The inner lid is engraved with a pretty little flower and 'Bon Voyage' in elegant script. The Kigu triangular registered trademark is clearly visible. The Kigu registered sliding catch holds the inner lid closed perfectly. The powder well contains the original sifter. The makers applied a layer of transparent enamel during the manufacturing process and so this item will retain its pleasing appearance and never need to be cleaned. All clasps and hinges work perfectly. The compact is in good condition. Measures 8.5 cm x 6.8 cm. A pristine black pouch is included with this sale. This compact is suitable as a loose powder compact.
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