1st Wedding Anniversary Gifts For Her Stratton Musical Compact 1950s Lucite Musica
This totally gorgeous Lucite Stratton "Musica" 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 1940s and 50s it was used to fashion expensive and luxurious accessories and handbags. Today 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 lid shows a beautiful design of musical notes with facet cut rhinestones set atop Lucite which made to look like mother of pearl. All the rhinestones are in place. A top of the range luxury musical powder compact with the original sifter in superb condition. It plays the song perfectly. Wind the key three times clockwise & the tune plays for over one minute. The beautiful lid lifts to reveal an excellent bevelled mirror which gives a very clear 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 and "SWISS MADE." The base is very beautiful & shows the "curled feathers" design which is used on the most luxurious Stratton accessories. This is an uncommon Stratton vanity & sought-after. It is delightful and to hear the quirky little tune play is relaxing & transports you back to the 1950s! Measures: 3 1/4 " X 2 3/4" & weighs 188.6 grams.
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