A charming unused 1950s Melissa ballet themed powder compact which would make an ideal something blue gift. This lovely mid-century compact is ideal for all loose foundation. It is a joy to behold! Image one has some glare from the studio lights. The other images will confirm that there isn't any loss of design or fading. The lid is adorned with the most gorgeous ballet scene crafted from foil. All the ballet dancers are wearing the most splendid iridescent white costumes which shimmer as they catch the light. Two of the ballerinas are holding garlands of roses. The sea and sky are a wonderful azure blue.
The compact is in superb condition. The mirror gives a good clear reflection. The original protective covers on the lid and powder well are in place. The base is embellished with a satinised gilt lacquered finish. Measures 8.5 cm diameter. Weighs 76 grams. The catch and hinge work perfectly.
Due to the highly durable finish which the makers applied this compact will not tarnish or need to be cleaned
The original accessories are present - box, felt pouch, signed puff and card edged sifter.
The original box is signed Melissa MADE IN ENGLAND.
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