Rare vintage powder compacts
A rare & exceptionally beautiful mid-century novelty Melissa powder compact in superb condition. The lid & base have the map of the world engraved on to them in fine detail. All clasps & hinges work perfectly. The mirror gives an excellent clear reflection. The inner lid is decorated with typically beautiful guilloche engraving. The powder well lid is held in place by the instantly recognizable Melissa 'tear drop' catch. The original sifter is in place which means this compact can still be used with loose face powder. The pouch is present too. It is signed 'Melissa' and bears the trademark Melissa crown. The powder well & underside of the inner lid are satinized - a brushed effect which makes the brass look like satin. The whole compact is very well made. This item was coated at the point of manufacture with a coat of lacquer, which means it will never tarnish or need to be cleaned.
This compact is suitable for use with loose face powder or as a handbag mirror.
This adorable vintage powder compact measures 7 cm & weighs 74.8 grams.
When you shop with us we include free worldwide tracked and insured shipping with next day dispatch, as well as a free luxury gift box & handmade gift tag as standard with your order.
All purchases are shipped with an extensive illustrated historical fact pack & collector's information guide.
For UK orders we can guarantee next day delivery. Our US & Australian customers are receiving their purchases within ten days, with all other countries receiving items faster than this. European orders are reaching their destinations within five days.
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