Stratton Powder Compact And Lipstick Holder Set 1960s
This powder compact is suitable for use with loose and pressed / solid face powder or as a handbag mirror. This model of compact was only known to be available between 1962 - 1968.
Both the powder compact and lipstick holder have high quality decorations - beautiful deep crimson roses with dark green foliage. The surface of the lipstick holder and the lid of the compact also have a satinized finish which is very appealing. Each item was coated at the point of manufacture with a layer of transparent enamel which means that they will never tarnish or need to be cleaned. There isn't any loss of design. The mirror is very good & gives an excellent reflection. The mirror bezel is signed " STRATTON MADE IN ENGLAND". Back in the day these sets were very expensive and given on special occasions like a young lady's twenty first birthday. This is reflected in the high quality materials the makers used. This item comes with the original puff, sifter and instruction leaflets. The compact is fitted with a luxurious silk and fabric puff signed 'Stratton MADE IN ENGLAND', a velour edged sifter, instruction leaflet - all unused. The base of the compact has the all over star design.
This 1960s Stratton '10-Sided Convertible' powder compact measures 3 1/4" and weighs 90.6 grams.
The lipstick holder is just delightful - very beautiful and made with great attention to detail. The original Stratton label in the shape of a red lipstick instructs the new owner to 'Insert into this base your complete Lipstick Refill.....' The other side of the card reads as follows - 'The Stratton LIPSTICK HOLDER'. The end of the lipstick holder is signed 'Stratton No.2 MADE IN ENGLAND'.
The matching lipstick holder measures almost 2 1/4" and weighs 9.6 grams.
The original presentation case is in excellent condition. The interior lid is signed 'Stratton' and the interior base is lined with pristine white satin which covers the custom made recesses which house the compact and lipstick holder. The original sticker bearing the name of the retailer that sold this set is still in place. It reads '25 Orchard Street, PRESTON E SCANLON'. This retailer is highly likely to have been a jeweller.
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