This offering is for a beautiful mid-50’s Stratton compact signed “Cecil Golding.” The Golding compacts differ from Stratton compacts on which photos by Baron were reproduced on the lids. Cecil Golding was an American painter who gave Stratton sole right to reproduce three drawings of scenes from the ballet “Les Sylphides.” The lid’s background color is a rich dark red. The scene features Vaslav Nijinsky and Anna Pavlova dancing in the “Les Sylphides” ballet. There is minor edge wear present on the lid in but it doesn’t affect the beautiful graphics. The clasp works as it should to reveal the bright goldtone interior. The powder well lid is decorated with the “Compact-in-Hand” logo & is fitted with the self-opening lid. Tilt the mirror back slightly and the mechanism will open the inner lid. This patented design allowed ladies from breaking their finger nails when they wanted to access the powder area. The powder well is enameled white to prevent damage to the brass. There is one spot of wear on the enamel. The marked puff is still in place and is in good condition. The goldtone base has a concentric finely lined design. The diameter of the compact is 3 1/4" and the weight is 132 grams. The overall condition of the compact is Very Good. This compact is highly desirable and will make an excellent addition for a collection or as a single compact featuring scene froma the actual ballet, danced by two world famous ballerinas. Please contact me if you have any questions. Domestic shipping by FREE First Class Mail with Tracking. Insurance is Optional. International collectors, please contact me for shipping information. SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: We like all our customers to be happy and fully satisfied with their purchase. Therefore, we cheerfully accept returns for full refunds with no reason required. If you plan to return an item, please notify us by email within 3 days following its delivery. We will reply with the easy steps to take to ensure a full refund. :-) Thank you very much for your “visit” and for looking.
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