Gorgeous Elgin American Compact with Unique Trapezoidal Shape

This gorgeous vintage Elgin American compact has a really unique shape and beautiful decoration.

The company that got its start as The Elgin National Watch Company was founded in the 1880s and began manufacturing compacts as early as the 1930s.

It would not be long after that all the high-end cosmetic houses would start carrying the elegant compacts.

In 1950, famed surrealist Salvador Dali was commissioned to design a compact for Elgin.

The result was wildly successful and established Elgin as a leader in the compact industry.

This beauty has a really great shape that tapers toward the back.

As you can see, the lid is decorated with a beautiful Cornucopia design which is accented with lots of pretty flowers.

The design is rendered with a shiny gold-colored finish while the rest of the lid has a slightly more matte-finish. This contrast gives the design a really elegant, stand-out look.

Open opening the compact, you will find a really nicely-sized mirror which exhibits only a few flea-bite scratches and some very minor clouding.

The powder reservoir's lid is decorated with an incredibly elegant engine-turned design while the words "Elgin American, Made in U.S.A." are stamped in the center.

A tiny pull-tab on the side opens the reservoir-lid to reveal a nice, clean interior.

Though the compact shows some signs of wear and a few minor scuffs here and there, it remains in very good vintage condition overall.

Compacts are currently some of the most collectible items in the realm of vintage accessories. This beauty is a must-have for the collector in-the-know!

Measurements: Compact is 3 1/2" wide (on latch side), 1 3/8" wide (on hinge side) and 1/2" thick, Mirror is 1 1/2"-2 7/8" wide and 2 3/8" tall Weight: 109.5 grams (3.9 oz)

Item ID: 6726


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