A magnificent unused boxed 1940s Stratton powder compact which is suitable for all loose foundation including Max Factor Miracle Veil Radiant Loose Setting Powder.
The original mirror sticker describes the lid as -
STRATTON hand engine turned COMPACT
Such splendid workmanship! The lid features a blank central circular cartouche and exceptionally beautiful guilloche engraving. It is hard to find this model in this condition with all the original accessories.
The Muffin only has three known years of availability - 1948, 1952 and 1953.
The mirror gives a good clear reflection. The mirror frame and inner lid are signed Stratton. The gilded brass was lacquered during the manufacturing process and so it will not require any cleaning to retain its prepossessing appearance.
The pristine rosette, pouch, puff and sifter are present.
The box is just delightful! The item code is written in neat characters - 596/ET. The presentation box is covered with pale blue pearlized paper which has the impressed brand names owned by the makers, who were known as Jarrett, Rainsford & Laughton Ltd. at this time.
The brand names Stratton, Stratnoid, Expanda, Gilda, Studiette, Lady Jayne, Velva are arranged in patterns on the lid and base of the presentation box.
The compact is in super unused condition.
Measures 9cm diameter. Weighs 132 grams.
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