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Exceptional Unused 30s Gold Tone Metal Powder Compact creatively designed as an envelope complete with an original 2f issued cancelled stamp with ARC DE TRIOMPHE D’ORANGE image. Postmarked PARIS FRANCE. The clean interior has the original unused sifter and puff and a lovely reflective bevelled mirror with minimal age wear. The base is smooth, and the envelope flap is outlined. This fabulous high-quality compact has a lovely gold tone sheen which is almost luminous in the light.
Size: 5.5cm x 8.5cm
Condition: Excellent throughout with all mechanisms working. This rare compact has been carefully stored in its original box and pouch from when it was orignally purchased in Paris over 80 years ago and amazingly survived intact with no dings and little signs of wear.
Beautiful for display or superb gift for the serious collector of rare special vintage vanities
This quality gold tone compact is covered with a luxurious black fabric to lid and base. The fabric has been detailed with gold metallic thread stars creating a gorgeous tactile compact.
The interior of the compact has a smooth gold tone inner lid, which when opened reveals the original sifter and puff. The lovely large interior mirror is clear and reflective. Just above the mirror is marked ‘German’. The empty lipstick holder lid easily removes to insert new lipstick.
Compact Size: 4 inches
Excellent unused condition throughout with only minuscule signs of age. All mechanisms working perfectly.
Superb unused vintage vanity which can be used and admired.
Sophisticated Vintage 50s Powder Compact by Pygmalion renowned for their quality novelty powder compacts. This little beauty is gold tone metal and black leather and created into a gorgeous handbag shape. The interior reveals a clear and reflective mirror. Underneath the mirror is marked made in Great Britain. The gold tone inner lid is signed Pygmalion and the powder well is clean and empty. Each side of compact is black leather and gold tone.
Size 6.5cm x 7cm
This 70-year-old compact is in excellent condition having been carefully stored with only minimal signs of use. Superb display vintage vanity for the discerning collector or gift for someone special
This impressive mirror compact has a fabulous top lid in a coral pink marble effect celluloid with central cabochon surrounded by stunning crystals. The hinge and opening clasp are detailed in a creative scroll design. The clasp is opened easily by pressing down and pulling up at the same time see photo.
Inside the compact are two large clear reflective mirrors. One mirror is magnified, and the other mirror is marked gold plated. The base is engine turned and signed by Jäneke who were established in 1830 are renowned for their craftmanship and they still produce high quality stylish vanities today.
Size: 10.5cm x 9.5cm
This luxurious vintage compact is in excellent condition throughout with only minimal signs of use
Enchanting, rare circa late 40s early 50s PYGMALION Beauty Set consisting of Powder Compact and Hand Mirror. The Compact and foldable Hand Mirror have lovely blue enamel lids which have been artistically detailed with a raised gold tone floral design.
Size: 4 inches dia. The opened lid reveals a super large reflective mirror which has a couple of barely visible marks consistent with age. The charming original puff signed Pygmalion no.1949 and clean sifter are in place. Attractive gold tone engine turned base with no evidence of wear. This compact still has the original signed protective pouch.
Size of mirror 4½ inches dia. Length hand mirror with the ivory coloured handle unfolded 7½ inches.
The hand mirror is unblemished with a good reflection
This Magnificent Powder Compact and Hand Mirror Beauty Set are in excellent vintage condition throughout with only miniscule signs of use. All mechanisms working. The gold coloured original vintage Pygmalion presentation box which has protected these rare vintage vanities for over 70 years does have expected signs of wear, but clearly did its job very well indeed.
This engine turned quality gold tone metal compact has indented edges with lovely scroll design. When the top lid is opened the hinged lipstick case swings upwards, so the signed lipstick cap can easily be removed.
The inner lid is detailed with horizontal lines which are marked Compact in Hand and signed Stratton. To open the innovative designed inner lid press mirror lid gently back, lid will spring open. To shut bring mirror lid forward and press lid down.
The opened inner lid reveals the original sifter and signed Stratton puff. Interior mirror is clear and reflective.
The base is exquisitely decorated with a lovely design like curled feathers.
Size: 8.5cm x 7cm. Condition: Very Good throughout with all mechanisms working.
This beautiful compact has clearly been well cared for during its 70 years with only minimal signs of wear. Superb addition to a vintage vanities collection.
Gold Tone metal Powder Compact by the renowned maker YARDLEY. The lid is detailed with a charming image of a lavender seller with two children and dog set under a clear celluloid cover. The opened compact reveals a clear reflective mirror. The gold tone powder well is detailed with spirals and designed with a small hole to enable easy removal of powder pans.
Size: approx. 7cm dia. Very Good Vintage condition throughout with only light signs of wear consistent with age. All mechanisms working.
Complete with the lovely original Yardley’s box which has protected this superb collectable vintage vanity for many years.
This french powder compact is beautifully detailed on lid with the Cannes Coat of Arms. Inside the compact is a clear reflective mirror and the gold tone metal powder well is stamped made in France.
Cannes is a resort on the French Riviera and famous for its international film festival. This compact was probably a treasured souvenir keepsake.
Size 7cm. Very Good used condition throughout with a little lovely patina which adds to the authenticity of this rare 50s powder compact