Le Roy Et Fils Solid Silver Gold & Ruby Powder Compact Art Deco Compact Mirror 1930s

$0.00

We have run out of stock for this item.

Exceptionally rare ART DECO LE ROY ET FILS sterling silver ruby & gold powder compact. The maker of this fabulous Art Deco powder compact needs no introduction. However, they have such a wonderful history it is good to share it.
The Maison de Le Roy was founded in 1785 at Palais Royal and continued until the death of Charles-Louis Le Roy at Versailles in 1865. Le Roy et Fils premises can later be found at 13-15 Galerie Montpensier, Palais Royal, Paris when the Duc d'Orleans opened the Palais Royal gardens. In 1885 the London retail outlet of Le Roy et Fils was at 57 Bond Street having moved the short distance from Regent Street.  The firms accolades include Master clockmaker to Napoleon, Princess Pauline & the Duc de Bourbon. Examples of their work is found in all the major collections as well as the Ministere de la Guerre, Paris. The only foreign clockmaker to hold a British Royal Warrant under Queen Victoria.

Bronze, Silver & Gold Medal winners at Paris.

Paris 1867– Medaille de Bronze  
Paris 1878 – Medaille d’Argent
Paris 1889– Medaille d’Or

Type in the name Le Roy et Fils in the search bar & you will find some of the worlds most fabulous clocks & jewellery / jewelry - but how many antique powder compacts will you find made by them?

Click here to see more hallmarked silver compact mirrors.

To find this exceptionally rare compact in the original signed case is a source of great joy for us. The compact is made from sterling silver, set with high quality rubies in the most striking geometric Art Deco design & the mounts for the rubies are solid gold. The influence for this ultra vanity is Cubism & this piece simply could not be more Art Deco! It is no exaggeration to say that this piece is an objet d'art. The geometric composition is not one we have seen on a vanity before. The sleek silver case perfectly well preserved & the 'cold' grey of the silver set off wonderfully by the 'warm' solid gold mounts which hold the glorious rubies. All clasps & hinges work perfectly - as you would expect this vanity has a spring loaded catch & just glides open. Work of the highest standard - the base & sides have this striking geometric design perfectly matched - so too the thumb catch. The original sifter is in place. The bevelled mirror is very good & gives a clear reflection -it has a few subtle age spots.

Also we have to say that we have never seen a protective case bound with leather of this quality. This vanity is certainly in the league of Cartier & Boucheron. The master silversmith who made this for Le Roy et Fils is Lucien Patouillard.
This piece measures 8 cm X 5.7 cm & weighs 95.6 grams without the sifter in place.

Click here to see more hallmarked silver compact mirrors.

We want you to be happy with your purchases and so we offer a full money back guarantee (less shipping costs). See our return policies for details.

Buy three or more listings, you will get a 10% discount on your entire order, applied automatically at the checkout.

Delivery aims:

Guaranteed free worldwide delivery.

Free shipping - UK next working day delivery when purchased before 11 am.
Free shipping - Europe approximately three -  five working days.
Free shipping - USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada & the rest of the world approximately 5 - 10 working days or less.

We include free worldwide tracked and insured shipping with same day / next day dispatch, as well as a free luxury gift box & handmade gift tag as standard with your order.

All purchases are shipped with an extensive illustrated historical fact pack & collector's information guide.

International expedited shipping is available at cost. This takes approximately four working days. Please contact us for details. 

Have you considered layaway? With a small deposit you will secure the item until you are ready to pay in full.

We also provide a free personal shopper service. If you are too busy to browse let us know your requirements and price range and we will personally select the finest variety of our stock to suit your specifications.

Each purchase will be shipped in a beautifully decorated gift box - If you would like us to print a message for your gift tag just ask.

We are also willing to offer customers advice on how specialists keep antiques in superb condition.

As experienced collectors we are uniquely placed to give you the history of your purchase.

Alternatively you may pay by bank transfer or reserve an item and send a check / cheque to us.

Please contact us for reservations or to discuss layaway options. We ship within 24 hours of cleared payment. We use tracked, insured priority shipping & have supplied fine collectibles to many hundreds of delighted customers all over the world.

If you need any advice please feel free to contact us:

Email: antiqueandcollect@gmail.com

Call: 0789 6616374

International callers:  +44 789 6616374