Rare Kirby Beard & Co compact Art Deco powder compacts silver / golden wedding anniversary gifts for her
An extremely rare & superb authentic Art Deco compact made in Paris bearing the KIRBY BEARD & CO signature - one of the most prestigious makers in the world! This gorgeous sterling silver & gold compact is superbly made as you would expect. The lid has an engine turned design in the form of tiny diamond shapes with two gold plated panels which make for such a striking Art Deco vanity. Such a bonus that the original protective carry case is included as they are very rare to find. The carry case is in superb condition & it has done its job of protecting this beauty as the compact case is without damage. Please excuse the reflections in the powder well - the silver was reflecting the items near the compact. All clasps & hinges work perfectly. The original silver edged sifter is in place too but this is delicate. The base matches the lid - engine turned & smooth silver panels. Push the thumb catch & the spring loaded catch ensures the case glides open to reveal a bevelled mirror with a hallmarked sterling silver bezel. The case is hallmarked under the mirror & on the powder well too. The mirror gives a very good reflection - it has a few age related marks but so much better that it is authentic than a replacement, especially if you happen to be a collector.
This magnificent Art Deco compact measures 8 cm X 8 cm & weighs 171.3 grams.
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