Dorothy Gray Swashbuckle Case Compact Vintage Novelty Powder Compact 1940s


Just adorable - a 1942 compact mirror made to resemble a wallet or bill fold.. A delightfully eye-catching case with brushed gold tone buckle in relief on a faux shagreen case. The gorgeous Dorothy Gray signature near the thumb catch which was a composite of her signature. The Company had a history of making miniature versions of their compacts & this is one of them. The mirror gives a good reflection as you will see from photograph two it has a scratch & a few age spots. The mirror bezel has a beautiful deep rich gilding. The area near the hinge is marked "MADE IN U.S.A." The base is decorated with an engine turned design of horizontal stripes & signed "DOROTHY GRAY LTD. DISTRIBUTOR NEW YORK". All clasps & hinges work well. The outer case is superb. The powder well has a quite a few scratches. This adorable highly collectible vintage compact measures 1 1/2" X 1 1/2".

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