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Vintage Kigu "minuette" Musical Powder Compact For Sale
VINTAGE KIGU "MINUETTE" MUSICAL POWDER COMPACT
OFFERED FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IS THIS ATTRACTIVE MUSICAL POWDER COMPACT BY KIGU DATING CIRCA 1950.
THE LARGE SCALLOPED CASE MEASURES APPROX. 8 CMS BY 6.5 CMS AND IS MADE OF GOLTONE METAL WITH MACHINE TURNED SCROLLWORK PATTERN TO THE LID AND CENTRAL BLANK OVAL CARTOUCHE AT THE CENTRE.
HINGES AND CATCH ARE FIRM AND SECURE AND THE CASE OPENS TO REVEAL A FRAMED, BEVELLED GLASS MIRROR UNDER THE LID. THE FRAME IS MARKED PATENTED MADE IN ENGLAND. IN THE BASE OF THE COMPACT IS A SEMI CIRCULAR POWDER WELL WITH HINGED DOOR. THE DOOR IS MARKED WITH THE KIGU NAME AND LOGO. THE DOOR OPENS TO ACCESS THE POWDER WELL BENEATH WHICH IS EMPTY BUT SHOWS NO TRACES OF POWDER. NEXT TO THE POWDER WELL DOOR IS THE MUSICAL MOVEMENT WHICH IS MARKED MINUETTE. THERE IS A WINDER AND KNOB TO PULL UP TO PLAY THE MUSIC AND THE KNOB IS DEPRESSED TO STOP PLAY. THE MUSICAL MOVEMENT WORKS VERY WELL BUT I DO NOT KNOW THE TUNE IT PLAYS. THE COMPACT ALSO RETAINS IT'S ORIGINAL INFORMATION LEAFLET.
THIS ATTRACTIVE COMPACT IS OFFERED IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. THE CASE HAS NO DENTS OR DINGS AND NO WEAR TO THE SHINY GOLDTONE METAL. THE MUSICAL MOVEMENT IS IN EXCELLENT WORKING CONDITION. THE CASE HAS STRONG AND FIRM CLOSURE AND BRIGHT AND REFLECTIVE MIRROR. THANK YOU FOR LOOKING.