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KIGU 1960’s Porcelain Compact Mirror

  • KIGU 1960’s Porcelain Compact Mirror
  • KIGU 1960’s Porcelain Compact Mirror
  • KIGU 1960’s Porcelain Compact Mirror
  • KIGU 1960’s Porcelain Compact Mirror
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A wonderful Vintage Compact by KIGU

This is s superb example and has a gold metal outer case with a porcelain centre with a rose flower decorated on it,

Powder has since gone and has no puff or closer inside but it is a great case, mirror in excellent condition to.

Measures - just over 8 cm round.

We estimate this compact to date to the 1950's.

Kigu - (compacts) - 1952-1981. Compacts made by the Kaylor factory in Caernarvon, Wales which was acquired by Kigu in 1952. JOSEF KIASCHEK, master Goldsmith, created the first ever Powder Compact in his workshops in Budapest, Hungary. His son, GUSTAV subsequently founded KI-GU in Budapest and was the creator of fine hand-made compacts. Gustav raised three sons, Charles, Paul and George. Charles settled in New York to persue his career as a Goldsmith. George moved to London where he founded KIGU of LONDON and was later joined by his brother Paul in post-war years.
Kigu's reputation for quality of design, innovation and quality remained unsurpassed during the boom years for Powder Compacts. Exports were made to most countries throughout the world where the KIGU brand became a household name.
Upon George's death in 1977, his son David joined the Company having just completed studies at University and took the brand through until the early 1980's at which time the famous KIGU brand was acquired by A.S. Brown Mfg. who themselves had their own range of MASCOT compacts. Subsequently, Laughton & Sons. acquired both the KIGU and MASCOT brands to add to their own STRATTON compact brand.

Please note that this item is vintage/pre owned and as such is used and may show signs of wear, although we do our best to list any faults seen. But rest assured it has been carefully handpicked and is 100% fully recycled!

If you would like further information, images or if you would like something a little different then please contact us as we have vast amounts of stock not listed yet. If you want something specific we will do our best to track it down for you, or even make it if we can.

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