Unused Vintage Kigu Vanity Set NOS Powder Compacts
An unused & gorgeous mid-century Kigu vanity set in the original case. It is absolutely beautiful and in the coveted NOS (new old stock) condition we all cherish so much. Seeing this beauty is like going back in the day and buying it from Kigu Ltd. What a treat! The powder compact and the lipstick holder are protected by the famed Kigu 'all gilt jeweller's finish', whereby highly polished gilding metal (brass) is coated at the point of manufacture with a layer of transparent enamel. This process ensures that these accessories will never tarnish or need to be cleaned. Both items in this high quality set are decorated with the attractive gilt 'Catherine Wheel' design. The compact has the central 'initial medallion' which is ideal for engraving with the monogram of the recipient. It is signed 'KIGU MADE IN ENGLAND'. The powder well is lined with the original luxurious patterned waxed paper insert. The original pink velour edged sifter, instruction leaflet and pink silk topped puff are in place. The puff bears the Kigu trademark. The mirror is excellent & gives an accurate reflection. The lipstick is signed 'KIGU ENGLAND'. This set comes from the Kigu 'Mayfair' Series. All clasps & hinges work perfectly. The case is just as delightful as the vanities it contains. The outer case is cream with subtle patterns. The lid and base have rims of brass which like the accessories contained therein has a beautiful gleaming gold patina. The interior of the lid is lined with cream silk which bears the triangular Kigu trademark as well as 'KIGU of London' all in gilt lettering. The base is lined with deep crimson velvet. Custom made recesses hold the compact mirror and lipstick holder neatly in place. The original retaining ring is in place meaning that this compact can accommodate powder pan sizes from 58 mm to 67 mm.
A splendid set which will delight all who set eyes on it. See image five for the precision & beauty of this piece.
The convertible powder compact is suitable for loose and compressed face powder. It will house Max Factor 'Creme Puff', Constance Carroll CCUK & Miss Beauty, as will all loose face powder. The compact measures 3" & weighs 87.6 grams. The lipstick holder measures 2 1/4" & weighs 14.9 grams.
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