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Original Vintage: 1950s Brass Gold Novelty Compact


Dating from: 1950s



Length 3 3/8” (8.5cm)

Width: 2 7/8” (7 cm)

Height: 7/8 ” (2.2 cm)


Signed KIGU Trade Mark Patented made in England


KIGU started in 1873 in Prague when Joseph Kiaschek started business as a goldsmith. His passion was soon passed onto his son, Gustav, who continued the business and became a master goldsmith, creating the first gold compact. The name comes from the first two letters of the sons second and first name. Gustav in turn had three sons Charles, Paul and George. Charles was a New York based goldsmith, George moved to London and founded Kigu of London


Made of Engine turned brass

Style: A collectable novelty hinged powder compact

Features: An intricated engine turned design with a side catch, inside there is an oval mirror set in the lid signed with the words “Made in England Patented” The powder pan in lined in cream.

Back Design: Scalloped base

Vintage Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition: a little bit of wear on base


Vintage items are not new they date back to a particular era, some have survived in amazing condition, while others may show some signs of age, but we feel they still deserve to make it into our collection. Therefore, we have listed our items into three Conditions:


  • Excellent Vintage Condition: Means the item is in great shape for its age. (Most of our stock will fall into this category)

        1950s Brass Gold Novelty Compact

        SKU: COM015
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