Paul Flato Black Enamel and Clear Crystals Compact and Matching Lipstick Case. ca 1950s

$265.00 USD


"There is nothing more awful than to wear some new jewelry and have nobody notice it, a contingency you can easily avoid by making sure yours are Jewels by Flato, which is to say, conversation pieces." ~Ad copy from the 1930s.

... and conversation pieces by Paul Flato were all the rage in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, especially among the socialites of New York and the elite of Hollywood. Flato was known as one of the first of the Jewelers to the Stars; he infused every piece with whimsical humor and his iconic flamboyant style.

This particular set by Paul Flato is a black enamel compact the top of which is covered in 3 different sizes of clear teardrop crystals and a matching lipstick case. The compact measures 1/2" high, 2 1/2" wide and 2" deep; the lipstick case is 2 1/2" long and still holds some 1950s red lipstick. As you can see, both pieces are in excellent vintage condition.

This exquisite set would certainly make heads turn every time you pull it out and would be a wonderful addition to your vintage collection.

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