Isn't this beautiful? A rare working Stratton 'Musica' with a delightful enamel ballet scene on the lid. The powder box is in superb condition & it comes complete with the original pouch, puff & sifter which are in excellent condition & do not have any traces of powder on them. The enamel scene is enchanting - an exquisitely beautiful scene which does not have any enamel fading or loss. I have taken three photographs of the lid to show how delightful it is - all three photos of the lid are taken close-up to show how good the enamel is. Originally this scene was taken from a photograph by the society photographer Baron & it bears his signature. The lid shows the ballerina Violetta Elvin dancing in 'Sleeping Beauty'.
All clasps & hinges work perfectly. The bevelled mirror is excellent & it gives a perfect reflection.Turn the winder three quarter turns in a clockwise direction, pull up the stopper and the musical box plays its enchanting tune. The tune plays for just over one minute. This is a sound little musical box that plays well.
This Stratton 'Musica' measures 3 1/4" X 2 3/4" & weighs 173.4 grams.
Number five (along with two other ballet themed mid-century 'Musicas') in our all time Top Twenty Stratton Powder Compacts.
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