An unused 1950s Melissa Bolster musical powder box in excellent condition & working order. Such a treat to find this musical powder box in the crimson felt and gold case. This vanity has an engine turned exterior which is bolster shaped. The lid is engraved with the most ancient of musical instruments, a lyre & surrounded by a pretty border. Just across from the mirror is a photo frame with the original instructions still in place " FITTING PHOTO slide out the Cello-phane cut photo to same size and slide photo into frame. DO NOT BEND FRAME." This adorable musical powder box is signed "Melissa MADE IN ENGLAND" & Melissa's trademark crown is placed on either side of this. The original unused signed pouch, puff & sifter are present & they are pristine. The puff is signed 'Melissa' under the trademark Melissa crown - all gilt. The original instruction leaflet is present too. The gilding metal used in some compacts is made from at least 95 % copper & so this will make a novel copper / 7th anniversary gift. Turn the key three good turns clock wise & the delightful tune plays well. All clasps & hinges work perfectly. The base is decorated with an engine turned design.
A very sound little musical powder box!
This wonderful musical powder box measures 3" X just over 2" & weighs 110 grams.
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