This is a rare mid-century Stratton 'Piccadilly' loose powder compact in superb condition! A fabulous hand painted enamel compact mirror with no enamel loss. There were only two known years of availability for the 'Piccadilly' - 1959 & 1960. This is the only Stratton compact with the lucky four leaf clover shape. What a tremendous find! The most beautiful enamel with gilt accents - the elegant quatrefoil design so splendid to see. The enamel decoration shows work of the highest calibre - tiny hand painted flowers surrounded by cream enamel set off by gilt borders. Each edge of the lid has an indented gilt border to form the quatrefoil design. This is a very rare opportunity to acquire one of the rarest Stratton models in excellent condition. The compact comes with the original presentation box, black felt pouch, puff and sifter. The pouch, puff and sifter are pristine with no signs of use. Even after all this time the presentation box is still in good shape. The mirror gives an excellent clear reflection. The inner lid bears the 'Compact-in-Hand' logo & the automatic opening mechanism works perfectly every time. The underside of the inner lid is satinized and gilt, adding to the luxurious appearance of this vanity. The base is decorated with the fine spiral.
This vintage compact mirror measures 3" & weighs 94.4 grams.
Number nine in our all time Top Twenty Stratton Powder Compacts.
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