A super unused 1950s Japanese vanity set. This high quality compact and lipstick holder are presented in the original case with the original luxurious silk pouch, puff and sifter.
Both exteriors are adorned with a Damascene landscape inlaid with 24 karat gold and sterling silver and so this set would be an ideal golden / silver wedding anniversary gift for her.
Damascene is considered a symbol of good fortune. The decorations are finely crafted oriental scenes which depict the Ichinomiya, or supreme Shinto shrine of Suruga Province, Mount Fuji can be seen in the background.
All clasps and hinges work perfectly. The gilded brass was coated at the point of manufacture with a layer of transparent enamel and so these items will retain their beauty and never require cleaning. The bevelled mirror gives a good clear reflection.
The lipstick holder is also in excellent condition. The twist up mechanism works perfectly.
This compact is suitable for use with loose face powder, as a display collectible or as a handbag mirror.
The original presentation case is decorated with an elegant gilt border on material which has been rendered to have the appearance of shagreen. The interior lid is also clad with garnet red faux shagreen and a pristine white sash. The compact and lipstick holder sit in custom made recesses which are covered in white silk.
This Japanese maker knew that the set would be so appealing that the owner would like to have it on display and so the case is hinged in such a way that the base can be raised to form a display stand. The numbers 7122 are stamped on the side of the base of the presentation case. This could be an item code.
The compact measures 7.3 cm. Weighs 82.4 grams.
The lipstick holder measures 5.5 cm. Weighs 30 grams.
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