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    Retro Rhinestone, Yellow Metal Compact, Flato

    The hinged yellow metal case featuring blue rhinestones, opens to reveal a mirror and powder compact. Signed Flato. Circa 1950. Gross weight 113.40 grams.
    Dimensions: 2-9/16 inches x 2-3/16 inches x 5/16 inch


    Condition Report*: Compact
    Designer: Flato
    Rhinestone (10)
    Notes: Slightly scratched, Powder is refillable.
    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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