Rare 1950 Silver Plated Kigu Bolero Leaping Deer Compact


A rare unused 1950s Kigu 'Bolero' Leaping Deer loose powder compact in excellent condition. This vintage compact mirror comes with the original presentation box, black felt pouch, signed puff, velour edged sifter and instruction leaflet, which reads - 'To preserve the silver plating, it is desirable always to carry the compact in the black pochette supplied'. The lid is decorated with a style of engraving that the makers referred to as 'shantung'. Shantung is the name given to a type of silk used for bridal gowns. The irregular patterns on the silk capture the light enchanting all who see the wedding dresses. The compact is a rare unused collector's piece. The whole item is in super condition. All clasps and hinges work perfectly. The mirror gives an excellent clear reflection. The inner lid is adorned with complex guilloche engraving and it is signed 'KIGU'. The compact measures 3 1/2" and weighs 82.5 grams.

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