This is a lovely Art Deco miniature powder compact made by Gwenda in the 1930s.
The compact has an image of a lady in historic costume on the outer lid.
The lid is decorated with shimmering silver coloured foil - rather like you might find on butterfly wings. It is covered with a clear celluloid cover to keep it safe from damage.
The lid and base of the compact are in good condition. The interior is also in excellent condition and is nice and shiny.
There is no mirror (by design) - the highly polished lid interior was designed to offer a mirrored surface for the owner.
The powder reservoir inside is has a metal engine turned lid to keep the powder from spilling out.
The base is also decorated with an engine-turned decoration - all as photographed.
It is in totally pristine condition and amazing for a wee vanity item nearly 100 years old. This is reflected in my asking price- you often find these compacts have some sort of damage... not this one!
Nice wee piece measuring 4.8 x 4.8 cm. Probably more of a display piece - or an addition for your collection of miniature vanity items or compacts.
The compact will not be put in a padded envelope for fear of it getting damaged in the post - my postage quote here is for Royal Mail and sent as a wee parcel in a box.
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