A rare and elusive Parfumerie de Fleury powder compact after the sculpture by the Italian artist Antonia Canova. The lid decoration shows in low relief the moment that the god of love, Cupid, revives the lifeless Psyche with his kiss. Awakened from the Sleep of the Innermost Darkness, Psyche reaches up to her lover as he holds her tenderly. This highly collectible vanity is also the ultimate love token.
The compact was made in the 1930s and the whole piece is silver plated. It is in remarkably good condition. The original powder plate is in place and it still has a small amount of very pale face powder. The original sticker is attached to the case. It reads 'RACHEL No 1' which indicates that it was the lightest shade of powder. All clasps and hinges work perfectly. The mirror is very good and it gives an accurate reflection. The base is adorned with leaves and a rectangular cartouche signed 'VANIPACT de Fleury BRITISH MADE'. Measures almost 2" and weighs 40.7 grams. Will hold pans of face powder measuring 42 mm diameter and 4 mm deep
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