Stratton ballet powder compact with ballet dancers by Cecil Golding, vintage Marquis ballerina makeup mirror c 1950s


Shipping to United States: $18.34

This lovely Stratton ballet compact is decorated with a ballerina and her partner. The black and white image is printed onto it’s blue enamel lid. This is one of a series of ballet designs by Cecil Golding. The compact self is the slightly larger Marquis shape. The base has an engine turned pattern of concentric circles, dating this compact to the early 1950s. The self opening inner lid, with Stratton's "compact in hand" logo, is opened by gently tipping back the mirror. "Made in Stratton England", is engraved on the gold tone rim above the mirror, and still has the instructions sticker. This compact has its seemingly unused powder sifter.

I also have other ballet compacts from this set available for sale.


🔸This Stratton powder compact is in good used vintage condition.
🔸The mirror gives a clear reflection.
🔸The hinges and catches work as they should.
🔸The decoration is in good condition, with some light scuffs and crazing. Please see the photos.
🔹The base has some scuffs. Please see the photos.
🔹The inner lid sits a little askew and has some movement due to a loose hinge. It is, however, secure and the self opening mechanism works as it should. Please see the photos.

Diameter 3 1/4" or 3.5cm

📦 This item will be shipped internationally 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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