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    Retro Rhinestone, Enamel, Yellow Metal Compact & Lipstick with Sleeve, Flato

    The hinged yellow metal case featuring rhinestones, opens to reveal a mirror and powder compartment; together with a matching lipstick holder, accompanied by a fitted sleeve. Compact and holder signed Flato. Circa 1940. Gross weight 174.00 grams.
    Compact Dimensions: 2-9/16 inches x 2-3/16 inches x 5/16 inch


    Condition Report*: Compact, Lipstick, with sSleeve
    Designer: Flato
    Rhinestones (13), Black Enamel
    Overall Condition: Good
    Notes: Sleeve is damaged.
    Paul Flato: American Paul Flato (1900-1999) opened his first shop in New York City, catering to socialites. His popularity reached its zenith in 1930s Hollywood where his lavish creations adorned the likes of Merle Oberon, Douglas Fairbanks Sr., Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Joan Crawford, Charlie Chaplin, Katherine Hepburn and Hopalong Cassidy. Flato‘s designs were stylized, full of humor and whimsy. His refined lines and impeccable craftsmanship were unparalleled. His business closed in the 1940s. Flato passed away in Ft. Worth, Texas at age 98.

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    December, 2007
    3rd Monday
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