Solid Silver Kigu "Oxford Series" Compact


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A rare beautiful fully hallmarked sterling silver Kigu 'Oxford Series' powder compact with a delightful etched design on the lid & base. The lid is decorated with an engraving style Kigu referred to as 'shantung' 'which brings to mind the delicate shimmer of silk'.

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The engraving does resemble the the silk which was historically made in the province of Shandong. The irregular textures of the silk shimmer in the light. This type of silk is often used for bridal gowns & the silversmiths at Kigu captured the essence of this fabric in sterling silver.

A border decorated with guilloche engraving & stylized floral motif set with a diamond shaped border finish the design perfectly. The lid lifts to reveal an excellent mirror. All clasps & hinges work perfectly. The inner lid is signed Kigu within the triangular registered trade mark. The Kigu 'sliding catch' works perfectly & the whole compact is very attractive. It was assayed at London in 1962.

This solid silver compact mirror measures almost 7 cm X almost 7 cm & weighs 117.6 grams.

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