Unused Vintage Japanese Gold & Silver Inlaid Compact Mirror Suitable For Rimmel Stay Matte And Natural Bronzer 1960s


A wonderful unused vintage Japanese compact mirror inlaid with gold and sterling silver. This accessory is suitable for use with Rimmel Stay Matte, Rimmel Natural Bronzer and Max Factor Creme Puff to name a few. 

The lid is decorated with a charming scene - a male and female swan and their young, inlaid with gold and silver, are depicted on silver water. The scene is framed by yellow and pink gold flowers which have silver and gold leaves. The compact is in excellent condition. The original puff, spacer rings, protective paper insert and sifter are present. An immaculate pouch is included. The catch and hinge work perfectly. The mirror gives a good clear reflection. Measures 3 inches diameter and weighs 85.9 grams. 

This decorative style is known as damascene or chokin. This type of adornment has been practised in the Orient for over 1500 years. It is said that the people of the Orient regard damascene as a symbol of good fortune. The process is intricate and begins with the chiselled image. The technique has changed very little in its 1500 year history. It is painstaking and the artists are highly skilled. Once the image has been created with a tiny hammer and chisel, fine strands of 24 karat gold and sterling silver are inlaid.

All loose face powder and pressed powder pans measuring between 63 - 68 mm diameter will fit this lovely compact mirror.

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