Just fabulous! A very exciting addition to our collection. A breath taking beauty! What a superb and rare mid-century Stratton powder compact.
We have never seen this lid design before and the model of compact is also rare. This is a 1948 Stratton 'Scone without Inner Lid'. The exquisitely beautiful lid is hand painted silk, rendered to look like an oil painting. No wonder the Stratton brand has such a following. This is an extraordinary and remarkable gift for discerning collectors of vanities or a one of a kind gift to show how much you appreciate your wife on the day of your anniversary. The silk lid makes this an appropriate 12th (silk) wedding anniversary gift, when only something unique will do. This remarkable compact mirror is all the more appealing as it has never been used and it comes with the original accessories, all of which are pristine. The compact is like the day it was created. There isn't any loss of design or fading. The edge of the lid is lacquered brass with an engine turned design. The whole item was protected with a layer of lacquer at the point of manufacture which means it will never tarnish or need to be cleaned. As you can see from the images this amazing accessory depicts a typically English still life painting composition. Such great attention to detail. Fuschias, pink roses, ox-eye daisies and deep green foliage contrast against the black background. The pale yellow vase is just as accurately portrayed as the floral display - the right hand side of it is darker to show the shadow cast by the over hanging fuschias and foliage. The delightful colours of the floral arrangement and the superb condition of this sought-after collectible are sure to delight the lucky recipient. Lift the lid & you will see an excellent mirror which gives a clear and accurate reflection. The mirror bezel is signed "STRATTON MADE IN ENGLAND". The original box, felt pouch & pink velour edged sifter are in place. So too is the original signed puff. The underside of the puff is lined with a layer of soft fleece. The previous owners of this vanity obviously knew how to keep and protect items of quality and the condition is a credit to them. The powder well is gilded. The gilding is vibrant just like the day it was made. The base is decorated with a fine spiral. Measures 3" and weighs 65.9 grams.
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