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Vintage Stratton Ship / Boat Powder Compact R M S PRETORIA CASTLE
Vintage Stratton Ship / Boat Powder Compact R M S PRETORIA CASTLE
Vintage Stratton Ship / Boat Powder Compact R M S PRETORIA CASTLE
Vintage Stratton Ship / Boat Powder Compact R M S PRETORIA CASTLE
Vintage Stratton Ship / Boat Powder Compact R M S PRETORIA CASTLE

Vintage Stratton Ship / Boat Powder Compact R M S PRETORIA CASTLE

Regular price £159.00

 This is a gorgeous & highly collectible Stratton "Scone" powder compact showing

R M S Pretoria castle in immaculate detail. The lid is flawless.
The background appears to be foil (metallic gold) and set atop this is the most wonderful enamel scene showing this magnificent ship at sea. There is great attention to detail. All clasps & hinges work perfectly.
The whole compact is in superb condition with the original mirror sticker & sifter in place.
The mirror is excellent & the bezel is signed "STRATTON MADE IN ENGLAND".
The inner lid is signed "Stratton". The base is decorated with a fine spiral.

This vintage compact measures 3" & weighs 94.1 grams.

The Union-Castle Company named most of their ships with the suffix "Castle" in their names. They were well known for the lavender-hulled liners with red funnels topped in black & very beautiful they look too on Stratton compacts! They ran on a rigid timetable between Southampton and Cape Town. Every Thursday at 4pm a Union-Castle Royal Mail Ship would leave Southampton bound for Cape Town. At the same time a Union-Castle Royal Mail Ship would leave Cape Town bound for Southampton.

The combined line was bought by Royal Mail Line in 1911, but continued to operate as Union-Castle becoming R M S - Royal Mail Ships. Many of the line's vessels were requisitioned for service as troop ships or hospital ships in the First World War & eight were destroyed by mines or German U-boats. Many vessels were again requisitioned in WWII. Pretoria Castle, built in 1939, was also first requisitioned as an armed merchant cruiser & later served as an escort aircraft carrier.

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