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Paul Flato was called the Jeweler to the Stars. In the 30s, his shop was located on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. Among his famous clientele were Katherine Hepburn, Merle Oberson, Mae West, Lily Pons, and Fanny Brice. Paul Flato's jewelry and compact are works of art and highly desireable.
This is a lovely gold-toned compact and matching lipstick in very good condiiton, never used. The compact is weighty and is decorated with five seashells surrounded by water bubbles.Inside the compact isan excellent mirror and an unused puff marked Flato. The powder well is shiny and unblemished. The compact measures 2 1/2inches by 2 1/8 inches.
The lipstick is topped with a seashell. It's never had lipstick in it. The base is marked FLATO
The inside of the black satin case is marked U.S. Pat. No. D-154670 FLATO
Condition: Very good condition except for some dark marks on the hinge edge of the compactand some tiny scuffson the bottom as shown in the photographs. A bit of light wear to the clasp. Slight marks on the base of the lipstick.
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