1966 Unused Sterling Silver Kigu Compact For Loose And Compressed Powder
This is a rare and splendid fully hallmarked sterling silver powder compact which was made by Kigu Ltd. in 1966. The lid, base and hinge are decorated with a technique for which this maker was famed - the 'Bark' motif.
This decoration is highly textured and resembles the bark of silver tree. The compact is in the highly desirable new old stock condition, with no signs of use and pristine throughout. The beauty of this item will last, as the maker applied a layer of transparent enamel to the sterling silver during the manufacturing process. This application ensures that the silver will never tarnish or need to be cleaned. A pristine black pouch will further protect this luxurious accessory. All clasps and hinges work perfectly. The compact is fully hallmarked in four places. The large bevelled mirror gives a perfectly clear and accurate reflection. The mirror bezel is signed 'KIGU MADE IN ENGLAND'. This compact contains the original hallmarked silver retaining ring which allows smaller size of powder pans to be securely installed. Pans of solid powder measuring 59 mm up to 67mm can be fitted in this compact. The standard size of powder pans (67mm) - Max Factor Creme Puff, Rimmel Stay Matte, Miss Beauty and CCUK will all fit. The original instruction leaflet is in place. The powder well is lined with a waxed paper insert. The original 'Kigu Plus' sifter is also present and so this purse mirror can also be used with all types of loose face powder. A clean foam puff is provided. This compact is ready to use.
This solid silver handbag mirror measures 3 1/4" and weighs 107.2 grams.
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