Vintage Stratton Musical 'Empress' Compact Nadia Nerina 'Swan Lake' Black Swan Ballet Ballerina.
Musical Plays "The Blue Danube".
All in very good - excellent condition with some light wear to front left please see picture 3. Otherwise enamel Nadia Nerina by Baron picture and gold lacquer is in excellent condition.
Opening and hinges all in good working order. Automatic opening mechanism to the inner compact lid needs a little helping hand to open. Gently push back lid and press clasp with thumb and the lid will open with ease.
Bevelled edge mirror is in excellent condition!
Patent Nos. are listed inside powder recess which is clean and free of any residue powder.
Sifter is in good but used condition.
Plays 'The Blue Danube' perfectly by Swiss Made movement Reuge Ste-Croix.
Stratton Curled Feathers design to base is in excellent condition.
All in all a very beautiful compact and fabulous powder compact collectors item.
A little bit of Information>
Stratton's Deluxe 'Empress' is similar to the 'Princess' Stratton Compact (Sold on this website within a week of listing!) book piece ballerina Nadia Nerina by Baron Swan Lake mirror Compact compact in hand trademark as described on page 35 in Millers powder compacts a collectors guide by Juliette Edwards published in Great Britain 2000 - Mitchell Beazley, Octopus Publishing Group Ltd.
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