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    Retro Rhinestone, Yellow Metal Compact & Lipstick Holder, Flato
    The hinged yellow metal case featuring green rhinestone trees, opens to reveal a mirror and powder compact. A matching lipstick holder accompanies the compact. Signed Flato. Circa 1950. Gross weight 132.10 grams.
    Compact Dimensions: 2-1/4 inches x 2-1/2 inches
    Lipstick Case Dimensions: 2-1/2 inches. x 3/4 inch

    Condition Report*: Designer: Flato
    Gem Type: Rhinestone
    Gem Count: 1 - 25
    Overall Condition: Good
    Notes: Slightly scratched, Powder and lipstick are refillable.
    Paul Flato: American jeweler 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, as well as a smattering of socialites. Flato‘s designs were stylized, full of humor and whimsy. His refined lines and impeccable craftsmanship were unparalleled. Following a few sojourns behind bars, he operated in Zona Rosa, Mexico from 1970 - 1990. Flato passed away in Ft. Worth, Texas at age 98.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2010
    13th-14th Monday-Tuesday
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