The most gorgeous vintage powder compact that is just such a joy to handle. So rare to find one of these powder compacts unused in the original box. The box is in the signature colours of Dorothy Gray - pink & gray - the colours that bedecked her high end salons. The 'Picture Hat' is shown on the front & back of the box. On the front of the box 'Dorothy Gray REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. LOOSE POWDER VANITY' & on the back of the box 'Dorothy Gray REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. PRINTED IN U.S.A. DOROTHY GRAY LTD. DISTRIBUTOR NEW YORK MADE IN U.S.A.' The compact is made to resemble a Summer hat & indeed this wonderful 3D engine turned hat does! It is exceptionally well made & high quality brass has been used. It is featured in Laura M Mueller's book " Collector's Encyclopedia of Compacts Carryalls & Face Powder Boxes ". The compact is in superb unused condition with an excellent mirror. All clasps & hinges work perfectly. The lid & base are beautiful lacquered brass & the interior too. Gleaming & gorgeous throughout! The original signed puff is in place - in gilt letters the signature of Dorothy Gray. The base is signed " Dorothy Gray ". The best one I have had to date.
The original cardboard box has done a good job of protecting the compact over the last seventy plus years & it is in quite good condition, however a little worn.
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This delightful novelty powder compact measures 3 1/4 " & weighs 109.2 grams.
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