Mother Of Pearl And Abalone Compact Mirror For Loose Foundation Monochrone Purse Mirror 1950s Unused


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An absolutely delightful unused mid-century Melissa brand mother of pearl and abalone compact mirror which is ideal for loose foundation or as a cherished handbag mirror / collectible. The lid is embellished with iridescent mother of pearl and abalone squares which are mesmerizingly beautiful. An engraved gilt border frames the lid. This little beauty is in superb condition and all the original features are present - presentation box, pouch, puff and sifter. The compact is signed MELISSA MADE IN ENGLAND. The underside of the inner lid is gilt and satinized. The powder well is coated with a protective layer of pristine white enamel. The mirror gives a good clear reflection. The catches and hinges work perfectly. Measures 6.5 cm x 5.3 cm and weighs 92.7 grams.

This compact is so well made that it will not require any cleaning, nor will it tarnish, as the makers applied a layer of lacquer to all surfaces.

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