An unused & very beautiful 1950s enamel Stratton "Empress" cigarette or card case. The lid is decorated with the most glorious enamel with the most gorgeous gilt accents along the stems and in the middle of each floral motif. The case is in super condition and comes with the original felt pouch. The whole item is absolutely beautiful. When you see items of this quality it reaffirms exactly why the vintage Stratton brand has such a loyal and appreciative following. This accessory is so well made it will never tarnish or need cleaning. It was coated at the point of manufacture with a layer of lacquer which protects the brass and prevents tarnishing. All clasps and hinges work perfectly. It is so typical of Stratton to feature a clever design. The cigarette clip can be moved to accommodate both lengths of cigarettes available in the 1950s - standard and king size. So this means that this case can accommodate modern cigarettes too as well as bank notes, business and credit / debit cards. The cigarette clip is signed " Stratton REG....PAT NO 851743." The inner case & back of the cigarette case are decorated with the well known all over star design of this maker and it absolutely gleams. The photos really do not do this mid-century antique justice.
A remarkably beautiful & hard to find mid-century Stratton accessory!
The vintage cigarette case measures 9.4 cm X 8.5 cm & weighs 90.7 grams.
This case will hold modern cigarettes and debit / credit / large business cards.
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