Lady's Compact "Greetings to the Participants of the Festival, Moscow, 1957".
Lady's Compact "Greetings to the Participants of the Festival, Moscow, 1957". The Festival in question was the Sixth World Youth and Students Festival, one of the most massive propaganda events ever held in the USSR.
Stainless steel, 4" in diameter; artwork in silvered copper/ Sophisticated system for controlling loose face powder, Maker mark on the inside bottom: "MMP, Metallodetal' Factory". Mother and Child releasing a dove of peace in front of the Kremlin tower, particularly appropriate motif since event's motto was "For peace and friendship".
Very good to excellent condition - although the catch will not always hold the lid closed. Fine item for display with youth and Komsomol badges and insignia! Some wear to the plated highpoints of the artwork.