This is a rare 1922 octagonal sterling silver compact rouge made by International Sterling in excellent condition. It is highly reflective & photographing the lid is difficult. On image one with the light shinning as the compact appears - image two in shade. This is a delightful vanity, robust & heavy. Very well made nothing tinny about it at all. 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'
A very sound & sought-after antique silver compact rouge one tiny hard to see dimple on one of the side edges.
This solid silver antique compact measures almost 2" X 2" & weighs 62.5 grams.
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