Antique Silver Compact Siam Niello Powder Compact


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A very attractive sterling silver Siam niello powder compact c. 1940. The lid shows the highly ornate scene of The Floating Pagoda, a world famous temple pagoda building in Thailand (located in the Phra Samut Chedi District) which floats on water & in front of this is Suphanahongse, The Royal Barge part of the collection of ornate boats now housed in the Royal Barge National Museum on Bangkok Noi Canal. 

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The whole compact is in excellent condition with no loss of niello / design. All clasps & hinges work perfectly. The mirror is very good & gives an accurate / clear reflection - a couple of tiny subtle age spots on the mirror that are hard to see. The base shows the enchanting image of Nang Fa (the Fairy of Happiness) – she is dropping stardust from her hand to the floor.  The compact is engraved ' STERLING'. The reflective nature of the lid makes it difficult to photograph. In person it is much more attractive & the engraving on the silver outstandingly beautiful. Measures 6.5 cm & weighs 63.7 grams.

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