Antique Potter & Moore Powder Celluloid Compact Mirror


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Antique Potter & Moore Lavender Seller compact. At first glance you may think this is a Yardley Lavender Seller compact but no it is much more rare. 

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Made by Potter & Moore c. 1930. This company was established in 1749 by the physic gardeners Ephraim Potter & William Moore who specialized in growing lavender. Their location was rural Mitcham. Their Eveline Road premises extracted lavender oil . This area of England had been known from the 1500s to produce lavender. The company's reputation for high quality products guaranteed their success & they are still in business today.

This gorgeous antique compact is in excellent condition. The celluloid lid still beautiful - a lady in an emerald green hat, shoes & dress with a black bodice riding side-saddle on a black horse holding a sprig of lavender aloft. The horse has been fitted with huge panniers which are full of lavender. The background has subtle creams and yellows, the lower ground is brown & grey. The lower ground and fences are gilt. The most charming of vanities & without any fading to this durable lid at all. On lifting the lid you will see an excellent mirror surrounded by a bezel which is deep gold in colour. Most charming of all the powder well still has the original paper leaflet which states 'POTTER & MORE 1749 MITCHAM LAVENDER COMPACT POWDER RACHEL REFILLS CONSISTING OF A POWDER GODET AND A NEW PUFF ARE AVAILABLE PRICE 1/- EACH ISSUED IN SIX TINTS RACHEL. NATURELLE. RACHEL FONCE. BLANCHE. ROSSEE. SUNBURN.' All clasps & hinges work perfectly. The base has a beautiful guilloche design & it is signed 'POTTER & MOORE MITCHAM'. Measures 2" & weighs 33.2 grams.


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