An enchanting vintage tin / 10th wedding anniversary gift! The tin foil lid is ballet themed making this accessory highly collectible. This mid-century powder compact was made the firm who owned the Melissa brand. It is in good condition. The lid still has the original transparent cover, which has ensured the superb condition of the coloured foil, which is as vibrant as the day it was made. The scene is set in a rural idyll - mossy banks on either side of a waterfall. Just above the ballerina on the left are shrubs in full bloom. The dresses and water shimmer in the light. There is no loss of design or fading. The original sifter is in place and so it can still be used with loose face powder or as a handbag mirror. All clasps & hinges work perfectly. The mirror is framed by a gilded bezel and it gives a perfect reflection. The bezel is marked "Made in England". The base has the appearance of a subtle brushed technique.
The Melissa compact measures 3 1/4" & weighs 77.9 grams.
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