Stunning 1950's Evans, USA Compact Carryall. This compact carryall is gold tone metal with a striking 'sunburst' design with a bejewelled centre decoration made up of pretty pastel paste stones. The carryall has two sides, the first comprises a powder compact with the Evans mark on the lid, a place for the original puff and a coin holder and integral lipstick holder. There is a full length mirror and a place for a small comb which sits flatly against the mirror. On the reverse side is a compartment for cigarettes or a handkerchief or dance card. This side is also signed by Evans. There is a solid gold tone metal mesh handle which takes the length in total to 28 cm.
This compact carryall (which can be described as a vanity case or minaudiere) is in excellent condition throughout. There is very little wear to the outside case. It sparkles and glitters beautifully. The paste stones are all in place and vibrant. The handle is in great condition. Inside the first compartment, the mirror is showing signs of age around the edge with a little silvering, the comb holder moves freely, the powder well is empty and shuts with a firm click. The original puff is present and it is showing signs of age and some marks. The lipstick holder has lipstick marks on the outside but holds a lipstick inside. The push mechanism is a little stiff but works. The coin holder is in good condition. The reverse side is in good condition with just a few dull marks to the gold tone.
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