A rare and magnificent unused 1930s Stratton Large Flapjack powder compact adorned with the most splendid enamel decoration which depicts a dog and the most gorgeous tree which has the most fanciful and colourful highly stylized birds, butterflies, foliage and blooms. This super vanity is one of the largest Stratton brand compact mirrors. There isn't any loss of enamel or fading. The lacquered brass is a deep rich gold. This compact will not tarnish or need to be cleaned due to the exacting standards the maker employed during its crafting. The gleaming golden interior case contains a large clear mirror. The mirror bezel and inner lid are signed STRATTON. The guarantee rosette, pouch, puff and sifter are all present. The catches and hinges work perfectly. The inner lid (snap catch) bears the inscription PAT No 530653. The base of the compact is decorated with a spiral design. Measures 4 inches diameter and weighs 181.7 grams.
Please note the large size of this rare collectible. Measuring 4 inches diameter this is a large compact which would make an ideal addition to a collection. If you are looking for a handbag mirror we have many more choices which are of a smaller size.
There aren't any catalogues or advertisements which feature this compact and so dating the compact has been arrived at by referencing vanities expert Juliette Edwards' written material and also information that was lodged at the patent office. Late 1930s (pre-WWII) is the most likely date for this model. During and after WWII metal was in such short supply no British manufacturer of vanities would have made such a large compact mirror.
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