A sterling silver Siam niello powder compact c. 1940. The lid shows & finely engraved Phra Samut Chedi, also known as Phra Chedi Klang Nam) or The Floating Pagoda.Phra Samut Chedi is a world famous temple pagoda building in Thailand, in the Phra Samut Chedi District) which floats on water. The base is decorated with the minutely observed Dancing Angel – depicted with a long curved garland held behind the back. The whole piece is in good condition. All clasps & hinges work perfectly. The mirror is good & gives an excellent reflection - it has a couple of age spots but nothing that would spoil the enjoyment of this beautiful niello ware vanity.
The compact is charming but lacks the finish that vanities produced in many other countries have.
Measures 6.8 cm & weighs 66.2 grams.
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