This offering is for the original 1940's model for Dorothy Gray's "SAVOIR FAIRE" powder compact. The lid is decorated with a black enameled Mardi Gras mask with ribbon ties and sixteen tiny clear sparkling rhinestones. Size: 3 3/4" wide x 1 7/8" high x 1/4" thick. Later versions aren't decorated with rhinestones and have more of a matt finish than this original glossy finish. The clasp works perfectly to reveal the interior of the compact. The original framed mirror is really in excellent condition. It is extremely clear with just a few black pepper sized dots. The engine turned designed cover over the powder well opens and closes securely. The goldtone interior is still bright and shows only very minor wear on the oval shaped blank cartouche for initials. The goldtone base is decorated with concentric oval shaped lines with a marked center. There is wear on the center portion, but it clearly reads "DOROTHY GRAY / Dorothy Gray Ltd., Distr. New York." The lid has expected minor surface wear, but has retained the rich gold appearance. The very tip of the mask shows wear. All the original rhinestones are present and still sparkle. Overall, considering its age of 75+ years, it is in remarkably good condition. This original model is difficult to find. It displays beautifully and will make an important addition for a collection. Please contact me if you have any questions. FREE First Class Shipping with Tracking is all inclusive with your purchase. Insurance is optional. Thank you for looking. 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. :-)
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