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This original vintage Paul Flato compact is stunning with it's three beautifully cut sapphire stones.

It's in good condition; all stones are the originals. The compact has a gorgeous gold plated finish, with a silver stage coach. Some scuffing and pin point dings that are commensurate with it's age.

The compact opens to a empty covered powder compartment and a large mirror with some spotty haze. All hinges and closures work perfectly.

The compact measures approximately 2 1/2 inches by 2 1/4 inches square.

These compacts are becoming increasingly hard to find and very expensive to purchase. This is a great buy for a wonderful piece of Hollywood history that will only increase in value.

Additional Information about the jeweler by ENID NEMY
Published: July 23, 1999

Paul Flato, the innovative American jeweler whose diamonds were worn by Hollywood stars like Greta Garbo, Rita Hayworth and Merle Oberon, died July 17, 1999 in a nursing home in Fort Worth. He was 98.

In the 1930's, he counted both socialites and movie stars as clients and his creations were seen in a number of films.

Flato jewels adorned Merle Oberon in ''That Uncertain Feeling,'' Rita Hayworth in ''Blood and Sand'' and Greta Garbo in ''Two-Faced Woman.''

Mr. Flato began his career as a watch salesman in New York in the early 1920's and soon opened his own jewelry business on East 57th Street in Manhattan. Within a short time he was one of the best known jewelers in New York.

''He was the first of the major American jewelers to do highly imaginative work on a par with European jewelers,'' said Penny Proddow, a jewelry historian and co-author with Marion Fasel of several books including ''A Century of Spectacular Jewelry'' (1996). ''He would take his ideas to his four designers -- they were his hands -- and they would go on from there to his workshop.''


Please check our shop for a great selection of vintage and antique compacts.

RESERVED FOR HEATHER Vintage Compact Paul Flato Powder Compact 1940s Compact Mirror Compact Gold Compact Jeweled Compact Stage Coach


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: sapphires, glass mirror, gold plated, silver
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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