Vintage MAP OF THE WORLD Cyprus Mascot Novelty Handbag Compact Mirror


A copper map of the world Mascot novelty powder compact in excellent condition. Mascot were known for making top quality novelty compacts in the 1950s & this one is no exception. One of the Mascot brand of powder compacts made to resemble a handbag. This is a military compact made to honour / honor the Cyprus Regiment. This regiment was created on 12 April, 1940 by the British Government during WWII. It was mostly made up of volunteers from the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot inhabitants of Cyprus it also included other Commonwealth nationalities. The shield charged with two lions passant guardant which is the badge of the Cyprus Regiment. This has a super engine turned design with Cyprus shown in great detail - all the major destinations inscribed on the map. At the bottom a scroll inscribed 'CYPRUS' & two cloud shaped cartouches - one engraved with a tall ship at sea & the other with St. Sophia Cathedral. Superbly made with a good mirror. The handle is pretty, ornate & functional. On tilting the handle slightly backwards the lid opens to reveal a good mirror that gives an excellent reflection. The mirror bezel is marked " MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN." The inner lid is engraved with the Mascot trademark crown. The original sifter is in place & it is in very good condition.
This novelty powder compact measures almost 3" X 2 1/2" & weighs 82.9 grams.


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