A beautiful vintage sterling silver Persian niello compact made c.1940. The lid has beautiful bright-cut engraving which look far more appealing than I have managed to capture with my camera. Two niello borders, one diamond shaped frame the scene of a Persian water front scene settlement. The buildings & palm trees are minutely detailed & the whole compact is in good condition. Around the bright-cut decorated a third niello border completes the composition perfectly. All clasps & hinges work perfectly. The base has two niello dhows sailing - in the background a landscape of dotted with palm trees. The mirror gives an accurate image - it has age related haze, which although does not spoil the enjoyment of this piece is reflected in the price.
This vintage Persian niello compact mirror measures 21/2" & weighs 75.6 grams.
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