Sunday, 4 January 2015

ART DECO SMALL HANDBAG MIRROR - CALIFORNIA IN ENGLAND

This is a small handbag mirror. It has a great Art Deco picture of a stylized
woman in a bathing costume and a sun shade. The writing says A Souvenir from California-in-England, Nr. Wokingham, Berks. I had to look this up in Wikipedia as I had never heard of it. It was apparently established as an amusement part and zoo in 1931. It had an Art Deco main building with a famous sprung glass floored ballroom - which was unfortunately destroyed by fire. It is now known as the California Country Park. It is in good (but not perfect) condition for its age. It measures approx. 2 inches across. Ref: 2728 C1/43 Price £35.