The Finest Vintage and Antique Gifts
The Finest Vintage and Antique Gifts
The Finest Vintage and Antique Gifts
The Finest Vintage and Antique Gifts

The Vintage Compact Shop Are The Leading Specialists In Vintage And Antique Vanities.

We offer bespoke service that includes free gift boxing and in-depth fact guides on your chosen gift.

All of our items also come with free tracked and insured global shipping.

We are committed to offering outstanding hallmarked gold, silver, rare collectibles and accessories to the most discerning collectors.

As featured in the Financial Times for our fabulous selection of fine vesta cases & compacts featured in Season 2 of the hit television show Killing Eve.

1950s Handbag Mirror
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Stratton Muffin Powder Compact
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Late 1940s Unused Antique Compact Mirror
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Victor Mayer Faberge Workmaster

The History Of Victor Mayer Jewellery And The Fabergé Connection

Victor Mayer was born in 1857. His portrait is courtesy of Victor Mayer GmbH & Co KG Pforzheim. He trained as a steel engraver and also as an artist. In 1877 he commenced his studies at the Grand Ducal School of Arts and Crafts. It was during his studies at this institution he became known as a highly talented draughtsman. Whilst studying in Vienna he also worked as an engraver to pay for his tuition. His training involved perfecting the art of guilloche engraving and enamelling. He was to become one of the finest jewellers of his time. 
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The Bohemian Silver Trade And Czechoslovakian Silver Compact Mirrors

The Bohemian Silver Trade And Czechoslovakian Silver Compact Mirrors

Before WWII Czechoslovakia was made up of Bohemia and Moravia in the west and Slovakia in the east. At the turn of the 14th century trade of Bohemian silver to Venice was already well established. Archaeological finds from Bohemia and Moravia lend weight to the theories that that silver bullion from this area was exported to Italy. In return the Italians exported glass to Bohemia.

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A Complete History Of Whiting & Davis

A Complete History Of Whiting & Davis

 

 

This post will give you answers to these questions:

1. When was the Whiting & Davis Manufacturing Company formed?

2. Who formed the company?

3. When was the making of mesh purses and accessories automated?

4. Who invented these machines?

5. What are Dresden / Baby Fine mesh purses?

This post includes:

Patent numbers of Whiting & Davis machines and jewellery designs.

Patent drawings & descriptions of Whiting & Davis Manufacturing Company machines and designs and also of those owned by Wade Davis & Company, the company that preceded them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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