Monday, 27 September 2010

Tuesday's Treasures

Tuesday's certainly hurtle round fast don't they?
As promised, and on time, this compact is quite special and one of the best of my collection.

It is made by Stratton, you can spot their compacts of the time by the slightly fluted shape.Inside there is a mirror and the powder section. However on the other side there is a special handle.

This is the handle for the musical mechanism, which as you can see you must not over wind!The original label showing that the tune is Danube Waves is still attached, showing that this compact has never been used.

Musical powder compacts are getting harder and harder to find now so I ma very pleased with my lucky find one day during a visit to a small Antique shop in Fowey, Cornwall.


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