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Made by the company Stratton in England, circa 1960's. This compact features a floral & leaf painting on the outer cover and a golden circular design to the bottom. Inside features a branded cover with the word Stratton and an embossed image of a ladies' hand operating the compact. All clasps & hinges work perfectly, measures 2⅞" in diameter by ⅜" thick. This compact has never been used and contains both the original pink sifter and puff powder accessories.
This compact is fitted with a self-opening lid, a mechanism that was invented to protect ladies from breaking their nails when they opened the inner lid. Just tilt the mirror back slightly & the inner lid opens by pushing on a lever that's cleverly concealed on the outside edge of the compact.
Condition: New, never been used. Issues include:
• Small areas to paint on outside cover is peeling/missing (hard to notice).
• Gold metal on bottom has some oxidation marks (refer to photo).