It is rare to find antique compacts combined with cigarette compartments. The outer case gleams like new & is superb - not even one tiny ding. The light patches are reflections from the studio lights.This charming antique combination case was made in 1921. It is in excellent condition & the interior is beautifully gilded. The cigarette case / compact is fully hallmarked Chester Assay Office. The lid is hallmarked " T & S Sterling City of Chester Year 1921 " & the powder well lid is also fully hallmarked. This rare combination case was made by Turner & Simpson. The lid & base are decorated with a wonderful Art Deco design of parallel lines which in turn are filled with tiny chevrons. The inner case is very appealing, having a small mirror surrounded by a silver bezel. Below this is the vermeil powder well. As you can see from the images the vermeil interior still retains its vibrancy. There is also a little puff which looks as if it is made from lambs wool - too coarse to be swan's down. The mirror gives a good reflection but has a few age spots. The recess / vesta case is beautifully gilded. The elastic strap is still fairly tight. Measures 3 1/4 " X 2 1/2 ".
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