A super hallmarked sterling silver powder compact so typical for the Art Deco era. This loose powder compact has the sifter in place and so it can be used with loose face powder. It was assayed at Birmingham in 1939. The whole piece is in excellent condition. The lid & base have complex engine turned designs and they are without any damage. The initials 'M B' have been inscribed on the cartouche. All hinges and clasps work perfectly. The mirror gives an excellent clear reflection. The compact is hallmarked 'lion passant' (sterling silver) and the date year 'P' the Birmingham Assay date letter for 1939 (image five). This handbag mirror measures 3 1/2" & weighs 98.2 grams.
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