Such a wonderful find!
This gorgeous mid-century compact is ideal for use with loose foundation, as a cherished collectible or eye-catching handbag mirror. The Muffin is one of the less commonly found Stratton vanities. This compact is from the Old China range. All the original accessories are present - box, luxurious felt lined navy blue pouch, puff, sifter, leaflet and guarantee rosette. The whole item is one of great charm.
The box has the item code 594/132 neatly written on the base. The lid and base of the presentation box have brand names owned by the firm - Lady Jayne, Studiette, Velva, Gilda, Expanda, Stratnoid and Stratton impressed in a subtle design on the pale blue pearlized paper. This super compact has been kept as an adored collectible since its crafting and so it is in very good condition. Even the puff is a source of joy - floral printed designs adorn the material. The edge of yellow and pink flowers can be seen and in middle a large purple bell like flower with vibrant green foliage outlined in white. The underside of the puff is soft wool. The compact lid is embellished with vibrant enamel.
The compact lid is adorned with beautiful vibrant enamel. This design was taken from a Worcester Plate in the British Museum which came from the Lady Mary Wortley Montague Service 1770-1780.
The base is also enamelled - a lovely white coat with a border of lacquered brass. The compact was lacquered during the manufacturing process and so it will not tarnish or need to be cleaned. The interior case contains an excellent clear mirror framed by a bezel signed STRATTON. The inner lid is also signed Stratton. The compact is fitted with an automatic opening inner lid which works perfectly, as do all hinges and catches. Measures 3 1/2 inches diameter and weighs 131 grams.
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