This is a rare 1922 octagonal sterling silver compact rouge made by International Sterling in excellent condition.This is a delightful vanity, robust & heavy. The black enamel image on the lid making this rare solid silver compact highly collectible. Remarkably there is no loss of enamel. The stylish lady stands admiring her reflection in a large hand mirror - her head in profile, hair piled elegantly upon her head, beautiful in her hooped skirt. This lid lifts to reveal the rouge compartment with the full rouge & original puff. The mirror is excellent & gives a perfect reflection. The mirror bezel & interior are beautifully gilded. The base also opens. This is the face powder well complete with the original & unique powder plate. The sterling silver powder plate was granted a patent nineteen months later on 5 th February 1924 & it is adorable! The holes that allow the powder to enter onto the powder plate are in the shape of a snow flake. The powder plate is engraved 'PAT. FEB. 5. 1924'. This powder well mirror is gorgeous - round with a gilded bezel & in the backgroung the hexagon shape decorated with rich gilding - very beautiful! All clasps & hinges work perfectly. The base is signed 'INTERNATIONAL STERLING JULY 18 1922'. Measures almost 2" X 2" & weighs 62.5 grams.
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