Melissa powder compact black bow and white cameo, c 1950s vintage makeup mirror


Shipping to United States: $20.45

This lovely, one of a kind, Melissa powder compact has a lid and base of gold tone metal, with a fine cross hatch design. The lid has a black bow motif, possibly jet or early plastic, with a white cameo in the centre. This appears to have been added at a later date, as it seems to be older than the compact, and may have originally been a brooch. "Melissa, made in England", is engraved below the mirror. The striped inner lid opens to reveal the powder well with its unused sifter.


🔸This vintage Melissa powder compact is in good used vintage condition.
🔸The cameo decoration is in very good condition, with a small chip to the bottom edge. I believe that this is a later addition.
🔸The catches and hinges work well.
🔸The mirror gives a good reflection, with a tiny chip to one edge.
🔹The gold tone has some scuffs and marks. Please see the photos.
🔹I suspect that the cameo decoration is not original to this compact, and has been added at a later date to make a plain compact more interesting. It is, however a lovely addition. Traces of glue can be seen around the edge. Please see the photos.

Diameter 3" x 2 1/8” x 5/8”
7.5cm x 5.5cm x 1.5cm

📦 This item will be sent using Tracked Royal Mail shipping or Tracked and Signed for where available, and Tracked and Signed for to EU countries. Within the U.K., this item will be shipped by 1st class Royal Mail Signed for.

Thank you so much for looking. If you have any queries or would like to see more photos, please feel free to contact me.

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