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1st Wedding Anniversary Gifts For Her Melissa Powder Compact 1950s Lucite Compact Mirrors

1st Wedding Anniversary Gifts For Her Melissa Powder Compact 1950s Lucite Compact Mirrors

Regular price £145.00

This totally gorgeous mid-century Lucite Melissa powder compact makes an ideal first wedding anniversary gift. Traditionally the first wedding anniversary is celebrated by giving paper or plastic. Lucite is a brand name. It was first commercially available in 1937. In the subsequent two decades Lucite was used as an eye-catching adornment for expensive and luxurious accessories and handbags. Today vintage accessories made from this material are highly collectible. Lucite is the brand name of DuPont’s acrylic type of material that has the properties of plastic and glass. 

A rare and magnificent mid-century Melissa Lucite powder compact in super condition. The enchanting lid is decorated with a the most exquisite clam-shell guilloche engraving. At the outer edge a clear band of lacquered brass forms such a contrast to the elaborately engraved floral motifs seen at regular intervals around the lid. A central scalloped panel is covered with a clear Lucite dome which protects the most adorable Lucite floral arrangement. Three pale pink flowers with crimson accents are neatly arranged in a golden vase. Below this, two pale yellow leaves and behind the pink flowers is delicate crimson foliage. All this is set atop glittering tin foil. In the 1950s British foil was made from tin and so this is a suitable tin (10th) wedding anniversary gift. The compact absolutely gleams and great care has been taken to produce a luxurious vanity which will delight the recipient. The brass has a rich deep golden patina which will not tarnish. All clasps & hinges work perfectly. The mirror gives a clear & accurate reflection. The mirror bezel is inscribed 'MADE IN ENGLAND'. The inner lid and base have beautiful guilloche engravings. The original sifter is in place and so this compact can be used with loose face powder or as a handbag mirror. The original felt pouch has ensured the superlative condition of this highly collectible vanity. 


The compact was coated at the point of manufacture with a layer of lacquer which means it will never tarnish or need to be cleaned. 

Traditionally the 21st anniversary is celebrated by gifting items made from brass and so this would make a very special gift.

This vintage powder compact measures 8.5 cm and weighs 115.9 grams.

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When you shop with us we include free worldwide tracked and insured shipping with next day dispatch, as well as a free luxury gift box & handmade gift tag as standard with your order.

All purchases are shipped with an extensive illustrated historical fact pack & collector's information guide.

For UK orders we can guarantee next day delivery. Our US & Australian customers are receiving their purchases within ten days, with all other countries receiving items faster than this. European orders are reaching their destinations within five days.

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