This is a very rare antique French celluloid souvenir compact. The lid is made from excellent durable celluloid and it is in very good condition. Cubism inspired forms adorn the lid and the words " A L'ETOILE D'OR 41, Avenue Felix-Faure ( Angle Convention ) ". As with early compacts the lid comes off and the case is not hinged. The lid contains a good mirror framed by a golden bezel. The mirror gives a very good clear reflection. The mirror has a few tiny age spots which in no way detract from this beautiful and intriguing French antique vanity. The interior base is also richly gilded. The exterior base similarly gilded too with a few slight dimples.
An extraordinary find which we are delighted to have in our collection.
This Art Deco compact measures 5 cm and weighs 22.2 grams.
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