A fabulous unused antique loose powder compact in superb condition. This is a hard to find model. It is the first time we have had the Stratton Camera compact in the collection. The original box, pouch, puff and sifter are present. This splendid vanity has spent more than six decades in its box. The Camera model is a high quality accessory which featured in an advertisement in the prestigious Country Life & Ideal Home magazines (1950).
The advertisement is shown on image five. The written information shows that the enamel Camera loose powder compact featured in the advertisement was described as .......Engine turned and black enamel finish No. 587 E.T.L. Price 50/-
Then this advertisement describes the model we have in this listing as..... In all-over Gilt Engine Turned finish No. 586 E.T. This compact had a listed price of 60 shillings in 1950.
As you can see from the images this example does indeed have stylish gilt engine turned designs. The lid has an oblong cartouche ready for engraving. The original mirror stickers are in place. The mirror bezel is stamped PAT. PEND 562662. 607648. 626022. 530653. FOREIGN PATS. PENDING. The mirror is excellent. The inner lid is signed Stratton MADE IN ENGLAND. The compact is fitted with an automatic opening inner lid. All catches and hinges work perfectly. The box is stamped with the item code 586/ET. Measures 8.7 cm x 7.7 cm and weighs 165.5 grams. Image ten shows just one of our many Stratton brand histories. Each purchase is shipped with its own lavishly illustrated history. A different history each time you purchase.
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