A spectacular unused large gilded 1950s Melissa brand loose foundation compact with a spring mounted lipstick holder. A joy to behold! This splendid vanity is in superb condition and beautifully gilded throughout. Octagonal in shape and engraved with ornate scrollwork and floral motifs. The lid, interior and base are embellished with beautiful guilloche engravings. The original puff and sifter present. The catches, hinges and lipstick tube all work perfectly. The interior contains a large and clear mirror. The mirror bezel is stamped MADE IN ENGLAND. The slender and elegant puff has a pink silk top emblazoned with the stylized Melissa crown trademark. Measures 9.7 cm x 9.5 cm. The makers named this model the New Cosmetique. The advertisement for this model is shown in this listing and will form part of the history we included in this sale.
This compact is ideal for use with loose foundation, or as an impressive handbag mirror for special occasions.
A delightful and treasured collectible!
The compact is gilt throughout and without any fading. Please excuse the light reflecting on the case.
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