This is a vintage powder compact for pressed powders.
It also has a lift-off ring with a wee catch inside which can be raised to allow the pressed powder to go in and closes to keep it in place.
As you can see from my photographs - it is nice and clean and hardly used.
There is a mirror in the lid which is generally clean with no disfiguring marks to the glass.
The exterior lid is decorated with an image of a pair of swans swimming on a river. It was a popular mid-century design and a firm favourite with the Stratton company. The background colour is a rich blue enamel - it is very shiny - so any white marks on it in my photographs are not on the compact - but are simply light reflections.
The base is a very shiny gold tone - with no condition issues - the finish is as lovely as when it was first made. It has pretty little stars all over it, as photographed.
Pat 764125 is printed below the mirror, referring to the inner ring that holds cream powder trays securely in position. The word Stratton is printed in small letters above. It dates to the 1960s.
The diameter is 8 cm (just over 3 inches).
My asking price reflects its age and its exceptional condition - it is "as new" and is now nearly 60 years old.
UK postage will be £4.95 and applied at check-out. I have a number of vintage powder compacts in my online shop. Multiple purchases will be capped at £4.95 in postage to you.