This is a very rare 1940's Samaral novelty compact in the shape of a acoustic guitar.
It measures a hair over 6 inches long.
It is featured in ...Vintage Compacts & Beauty Accessories.
The Author listed it as RARE, and
states that the compact pictured was from her private collection.
No other book has it listed that I can find.
This compact is in fantastic condition....plus it is a quality piece!
It was made in Spain
The compact opens on a hinge so that both the front and back can be seen.
The inside reveals a beveled mirror, a powder sifter and a
blue swan downs powder puff
All are custom made to fit this hour glass shape of the guitar. Remarkable!
It is made with brown leather to look like the the fine woods of a guitar.
PLUS IT EVEN HAS ....trimmed cat gut strings and brass frets.
The strings even make a sound when you pick them.
The compact is in excellent condition....9 out of a 10.
CONDITION: EXCELLENT, looks never to have been used.
Clean sifter & puff.
THINGS TO POINT OUT: The mirror has some age spots...see pictures 6, 7 & 8
Will this ultra rare compact make it into your collection?
This would make the collector in your life very happy if purchased for
a gift....it would be more than well received.
Offers are welcome!
See my other rare and fine compacts listed....and many fine vanity items.
Ultra Rare! Samaral Spanish Guitar Novelty Compact