A rare unused Gwenda powder compact I have never seen before. What a charming mid - century antique! The lid is decorated with a pictorial inlay which shows a lady in traditional Welsh dress in a farm house kitchen. The scene is minutely observed and there isn't any loss of design. The thumb catch is the typical Gwenda scalloped shape. The interior is beautiful with a deep rich golden patina. The hinge is signed 'GWENDA BRITISH MADE'. The powder well is lined with a waxed paper insert. The original silk and fabric puff and sifter are present. The mirror is bevelled and gives a very good clear reflection. There is a subtle age related mark on the mirror. In most lighting conditions it is not possible to see this slight mark. The base is decorated with a guilloche design.
This rare powder compact is suitable for modern loose or for use as handbag mirror.
This powder compact measures 7.5 cm & weighs 67.6 grams.
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