Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Kigu tapestry compact

I somehow managed to find some Christmas, festive luck and won a delightful Kigu compact on eBay. I've blogged about my love for matching my two interests of compacts and needlepoint and this compact hits the nail on the head by far! I've managed to date this 3 inch in diameter compact to the mid 1950s, designed and patented by Kigu of London, with a cover holding lovely rose patterned flowers still bright and cheerful even fifty years after its production. And, with a sliding clasp to the powder holder its unique in this respect in my collection. "Used" however does match its state yet with a good scrub and polish it radiates a warmth and shine nearly equal to its original state.

Probably from the series 2 Kigu of London compact design, its golden casing offering a plastic protected pink and red rose patterned tapestry.

A closer peek upon the top...
With a good scrub and polish the insides are shining and gorgeous - with an engine turned pattern on the powder cover, one decorated with the symbol and lettering of "Kigu" of London
A closer glance at the turned and decorated cover of the compact in addition with the "Kigu" mark reflecting in the mirror.


  1. Oooohh that's pretty!!! I love antiques especially compact cases. Very pretty & beautiful photos!! I like the last one!

  2. What a fabulous find - I love pretty little vintage things, so unique and a pleasure to use.
    Thank you for stopping by and leaving all your kind notes.
    I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

  3. This is beautiful and very "romantic", I love it!

  4. what a beautiful find! Wishing you a truly magical christmas xxx