A rare 1950s Stratton compact and lipstick mirror set.
This is such an unusual set. It comprises of a Rondette loose powder compact and matching lipstick mirror / holder. The lids are decorated with a high gloss black and gold design, featuring gold fleur de lis and polka dots. Both mirrors give good and accurate reflections. The original mirror sticker is in place, as are the original guarantee rosette, felt pouch, puff and sifter. The inner lid is signed Stratton. The base is decorated with a fine spiral.
The lipstick mirror is also signed Stratton PAT. No 653293 in elegant lettering. This patent number refers to Improvements in or relating to Ladies' Toilet Mirrors. The patent was published on May 9 1951.
The original salve cups are in place. The cups allow the fitting of lipstick tubes measuring from 11 - 13 mm diameter. The set is in good condition. There isn't any foundation powder residue. The clasps and hinges work perfectly. The compact measures 2 7/8 inches diameter. Weighs 77 grams. The lipstick mirror measures just over 4 inches long. Weighs 52.1 grams.
The set is presented in the original well made hard case which is lined with cream satin emblazoned with the Stratton signature. Custom made recesses covered with deep crimson velvet hold the accessories in place. The outer part of the presentation case is looking its age.
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