Vintage Mother of Pearl Compact Carryall

Vintage Mother of Pearl Compact Carryall

Code: B4024/C7


W: 10cm (3.9")H: 7.5cm (3")D: 2cm (0.8")


A stunning vintage 1950's compact carryall. Most likely made in the USA.  This unsigned carryall has a wonderful Mother of Pearl topped lid and two separate sections.  The first section has a full length mirror in the lid as well as an articulated comb holder, a powder well and an integral lipstick holder which is attached to the body of the carryall and lifts up so the lipstick can be used.  The powder well comes with its original puff.  The second compartment opens to reveal a larger compartment which would be for cigarettes or perhaps a handkerchief or dance card. The back is plain in brushed gold tone.  It has a gold tone chain handle which extends the height to 17 cm.

This pretty compact carryall is in excellent condition throughout.  The case has some very light surface scratches and again very few light spots of tarnish near the hinge and catches.  The catches close with firm clicks. The lipstick is empty but the mechanism works well.  The mirror is clear but there is one small area of discolouration to the bottom left. It is a very good example in excellent condition.