Unused Stratton Lucite Musica Musical Compact 1950s Plays The Brahms Waltz
This totally gorgeous unused Lucite Stratton Musica musical powder box would make an ideal first wedding anniversary gift.
Traditionally the first anniversary is celebrated by gifting paper or plastic. Lucite is a luxury thermoplastic. In the 1940s and 50s it was used to fashion expensive and luxurious accessories and handbags. Mid-century 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.
The original accessories are present - presentation box, pouch, puff and sifter. The lid shows a beautiful design of musical notes with facet cut rhinestones set atop Lucite. All the rhinestones are in place.
A top of the range luxury musical powder box in super condition!
The music box plays Brahms Waltz for over one minute and 20 seconds. Wind the key two full turns clockwise. The beautiful lid lifts to reveal an excellent bevelled mirror, which gives a good and accurate reflection. The inner lid is signed Stratton & has the Compact-in-Hand logo & an attractive pattern made up of horizontal lines. The patented self-opening inner lid works perfectly every time.
The winder key is signed REUGE STE. CROIX PATENT SWISS MADE.
The base is decorated with the curled feathers design which is used on the most luxurious Stratton accessories. This is an uncommon and highly collectible Stratton vanity. The quirky little tune is enchanting. Measures: 3 1/4 " X 2 3/4" & weighs 188.6 grams.
The original label sticker is in place.
It reads as follows -
REUGE Brahms Waltz
SWISS MUSICAL MOVEMENT
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