An extremely rare Stratton powder compact which is decorated with an exquisitely detailed pictorial inlay of a courting couple in Georgian attire. This model (Stratton 'Scone without Inner Lid') is one of the most collectible vanities. We have never seen the lid decoration before. The subject matter makes this 1940s compact sought-after. However, it is the style that really makes this an exciting addition to any compact collection. The lid is rendered to look like an oil painting and it is as vibrant as the day it was created. There isn't any loss of design or fading.
The charming scene is minutely detailed. The faces, fabrics, interior decor, the garden and picket fence are super. The composition is expertly designed and the picture tells a story, as there is a church in the distance. Absolutely gorgeous! The compact opens to reveal a gilded powder well and a good mirror. The mirror bezel is signed 'STRATTON MADE IN ENGLAND'. The hinge and catch work perfectly. The base is decorated with a fine spiral. This model has very quirky powder puffs. The original puff and sifter are included. This compact was originally made for loose face powder. The puff has scalloped edges which is usual for this model. The puff is decorated with printed flowers. The circular felt pouch is included as well. Measures 3 inches diameter and weighs 67 grams.
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