This vintage compact is suitable as a vanity mirror / handbag mirror.
A rare and beautiful Stratton " Rondette " made in the 1950s. We have not seen this lid decoration before. An enamel lid with the most glorious golden cockerel depicted. He is walking on golden ferns and gilt foliage adorns the right hand side of the lid. There isn't any enamel loss and the compact is in good condition. All clasps and hinges work perfectly. The original mirror sticker is in place and it gives details about how the patented mechanism works to open the inner lid - " To open inner door: press mirror lid gently back; door springs open. To shut: bring mirror lid forward and press door down. A STRATTON Patent ". The interior is gleaming gilt lacquered brass and the inner lid is decorated with a pattern of vertical stripes and the " Compact-in-Hand " logo. The base is decorated with the all over star design. The lid has a slight depression which can not be seen when you hold the compact at eye level but it can be felt. This depression would have been present at the point of manufacture and is reflected in the price.
This rare Stratton compact measures 2 4/5 x 2 7/10 & weighs 82 grams.
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