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Tiffany & Co 14kt Gold and Sterling Silver Compact / Vanity Box
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Braintree, GB
Tiffany & Co 14kt gold and sterling silver compact / vanity box. Maker: Tiffany & Co Made in United
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Early 20th Century Unknown Sterling Silver

Materials

Gold, Silver

Early 20th Century Deco Green Enamel Sterling Silver Compact
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Art Deco sterling silver compact featuring a square green enamel center with an engine-turned frame
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Early 20th Century Wallets and Small Accessories

Rare Iconic Signature Halston Sterling Silver Compact Designed by Elsa Peretti
By Elsa Peretti for Halston
Located in New York, NY
Designed by Elsa Peretti for Halston, this Iconic signature sterling silver compact measures 3
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1970s American Cosmetic Bags

Sterling Silver Compact or Necessaire
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is a beautifully crafted Edwardian/Deco period Sterling Silver Lady's Compact or necessaire
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Early 20th Century Unknown Edwardian Decorative Boxes

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Compact or Necessaire
Sterling Silver Compact or Necessaire
H 0.5 in W 3.75 in D 2.75 in
Evans Tri Color Gilt Sterling Silver Compact and Cigarrette Case Set
By Evans Case Company
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Hard to find EVANS extra large tri-color woven sterling silver compact & cigarette case set. The
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Mid-20th Century Wallets and Small Accessories

Art Deco Green Enamel English Sterling Silver Compact by Turner & Simpson
Located in Miami Beach, FL
English Art Deco sterling silver compact by Turner & Simpson, 1934. Features a round green engine
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Early 20th Century British Wallets and Small Accessories

Stereo Compact Mirror
By Lunt Silver
Located in Brooklyn, NY
We are offering a brand new sterling silver compact mirror by Lunt Silversmiths. On side is
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2010s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Stereo Compact Mirror
Stereo Compact Mirror
H 0.5 in Dm 3 in
Art Deco Sterling Silver Compact and Card Case
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is a beautifully crafted Art Deco period Sterling Silver Lady's Compact or necessaire. This
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Decorative Boxes

Materials

Sterling Silver

Cartier Art Deco Sterling Silver Compact Case by
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
A fine Cartier compact case in Art Deco style, circa 1930s. Sterling silver with gold gilt interior
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Decorative Boxes

Materials

Silver

Vintage La Pierre Mfg Co Sterling Silver Compact Coin Purse #7197
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Vintage sterling silver coin purse by La Pierre Manufacturing Co. Etched floral and flourish
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20th Century Vanity Items

Materials

Sterling Silver

1920s Sterling Silver and Enamel Compact
By A&J Zimmerman Ltd.
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
sterling silver and enamel compact.
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20th Century English Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver, Enamel

Vintage Sterling Silver and Enamel Compact
By Henry Clifford Davis
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Elizabeth II sterling silver and enamel mirror compact has a circular form. The subtly convex anterior
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Vintage 1960s British Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver, Enamel

Sterling Silver and Enamel Compact, 1952
Located in Firenze, IT
covered by the seller (customs duties included). Elizabeth II English sterling silver and enamel mirror
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Vintage 1950s British Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver

Antique Sterling Silver and Enamel Combination Compact and Scent Bottle
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
exceptional antique enamel and sterling silver gilt compact mirror and scent bottle has a circular rounded
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Vintage 1910s French Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Birks Sterling Silver Ladies Compact with Enamel Portrait & Guilloche Decoration
By Henry Birks
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This sterling silver ladies compact was made for the Birks retailer in presumably France in circa
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Mid-20th Century French Renaissance Revival Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

K. Uyeda Antique Japanese 950 Sterling Silver Mixed Metal Compact
By K. Uyeda
Located in Atlanta, GA
and plates were the main products, but gradually the number of silver tableware and items of an
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20th Century Japanese Japonisme Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Rare circa 1900 Sterling Silver Diamond & Enamel Powder Compact with Lipstick
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer this stunning circa 1900 French or Italian Sterling silver Diamond
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Antique Early 1900s European Victorian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver, Enamel

Antique Art Nouveau 985 Sterling Silver & Blue Enamel Austrian or French Compact
Located in Atlanta, GA
Absolutely stunning decoration. In absolutely incredible condition with minor scratching to bottom! Detail is amazing. Roughly 200 grams.
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20th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver, Enamel

Louis Kuppenheim Silver Kitten Compact Mirror miniature
By Louis Kuppenheim
Located in Autonomous City Buenos Aires, CABA
Louis Kuppenheim Silver Kitten Compact Mirror miniature Measurements 6,5 centimeters height 3,2
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Antique Early 1900s German Other Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Louis Kuppenheim Silver Kitten Compact Mirror miniature
Louis Kuppenheim Silver Kitten Compact Mirror miniature
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H 2.56 in W 1.26 in D 0.48 in
925 Sterling Silver Guilloche Enamel and Cut Glass Compact Powder Jar, 1963
Located in Braintree, GB
Mid-20th Century 925 Sterling Silver Guilloche Enamel and Cut Glass Compact Powder Jar. The cover
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Vintage 1960s British Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Enamel

Antique Louis Kuppenheim Silver Cat Kitten Compact Mirror
By Louis Kuppenheim
Located in Autonomous City Buenos Aires, CABA
A magnificent antique German solid silver Minaudière adorned with a silver cat engraved in deep
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Antique Early 1900s German Other Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Charming Royal Air Force Sterling Silver and Blue Guilloche Enamel Compact Case
By John William Barrett
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Charming RAF sterling silver and blue guilloche enamel compact case An RAF Elizabeth II vintage
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Sterling Silver

Materials

Enamel

Vintage Silver Gilt Compact Case by Asprey
Located in Braintree, GB
Vintage silver gilt compact case Made in England Made by Asprey, London, 1939 Dimensions
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Vintage 1930s British Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver

Vintage Silver Gilt Compact Case by Asprey
Vintage Silver Gilt Compact Case by Asprey
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H 0.79 in W 4.14 in D 5.71 in
Vintage 900 Silver Floral and Stripe Etched Compact
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Vintage sterling silver compact. Beautiful etched floral and leaf motif on one side, etched
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20th Century Decorative Boxes

Materials

Silver

Art Deco Silver Engine Turned Ladies Compact, 1948, David Sutton & Sons, London
Located in London, GB
Art Deco silver Engine turned ladies Compact, 1948, David Sutton & Sons, London Gross weight 6.2
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Vintage 1940s Sterling Silver

Materials

Gold, Sterling Silver

Art Deco Engine Turned Silver Compact. English 1930's
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Very smart art deco silver compact Engine turned Clear hallmark. Birmingham 1938 Good condition.
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Vintage 1930s English Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver

Antique Austrian Floral Flower Basket Star Silver Compact Pill Box
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Beautifully made hinged silver compact featuring a floral design on the top section with a flower
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Early 20th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver

Antique Italian 800 Silver Gold Vermeil Hand Painted Enamel Round Compact
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Antique Italian 800 silver with gold vermeil and hand painted enamel compact. This round compact
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver

Art Deco Continental Inlaid Gold & Sapphires Silver Cartier Style Compact
By Cartier
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Art Deco very fine quality Continental silver with gold inlaid compact with inset cut sapphire blue
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Vintage 1930s European Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Gold

Antique Solid Sterling Silver 'Castle Top' Dish/Pin Tray, Windsor Castle - 1843
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer this intricate Victorian solid silver small dish/pin tray with the marks
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

One-Off Winsor & Newton Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Sterling Silver 1977 Artist Box
By Windsor & Newton
Located in GB
Jubilee presentation with sterling silver plaques and boxes Calamander wood Artist box Please note the
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20th Century English Early Victorian Sterling Silver

Materials

Crystal, Sterling Silver

Photo Frame Art Deco Style Black and White Enamel Sterling Silver Salimbeni
By Salimbeni, Giorgio Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
began to supply frames and boxes in sterling silver gold plated with malachite and other semi-precious
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Vintage 1980s Italian Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Gold Plate, Enamel, Sterling Silver

Fountain Pen Sterling Silver and 14kt Gold Nib Fire-Enamel Art Deco Salimbeni
By Salimbeni, Giorgio Salimbeni
Located in Firenze, FI
Fountain p en in 925/1000 sterling silver and 14 kt gold nib, with fire-enamelled Art Deco design
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Vintage 1970s Italian Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Gold, Sterling Silver, Enamel

Vintage Sterling Silver Powder Compact Birks
By Birks
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Vintage Sterling Silver Powder Compact by Birks In an excellent conditions hallmarked Birks Birks
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Vintage 1930s North American Art Deco More Silver, Flatware and Silverplate

Materials

Sterling Silver

.925 Modern Silver Espresso / Demitasse Spoon
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Wagoner of HW. Studio in Brooklyn. Made with high-polish sterling silver, this espresso spoon is not
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2010s Modern Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Elkington & Co Silver Cocktail Shaker, 1996
By Elkington & Co.
Located in Braintree, GB
usage, great overall condition. History: The Elkington & Co Sterling Silver Cocktail Shaker is a
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1990s British Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver

Elkington & Co Silver Cocktail Shaker, 1996
Elkington & Co Silver Cocktail Shaker, 1996
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H 8.67 in Dm 3.51 in
German Silver Gilt Minaudière Louis Kuppenheim
By Louis Kuppenheim
Located in Newark, England
the back. The exterior of the case is gilded Silver with cabochon Sapphires and a top carry loop. To
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Antique Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

Materials

Gold Plate, Silver

German Silver Gilt Minaudière Louis Kuppenheim
German Silver Gilt Minaudière Louis Kuppenheim
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H 4.33 in W 2.56 in D 0.8 in
Late 20th-Century Oval-Shaped 925 silver Pillbox by Ari D Norman
Located in Braintree, GB
supplier of sterling silver designs to the trade and consumer market, and creator of the Ari D Norman brand
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1990s British Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver

Antique SterlingSilver Rococo Shell Dish in the Manner of Paul de Lamerie - 1908
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer this splendid antique solid silver shell dish made in London 1908 by the
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Early 20th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique 1939 Sterling Silver and Guilloche Enamel Compact
By Barker Brothers Silver Ltd.
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique George VI English sterling silver and enamel compact with military
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Vintage 1930s English Mirrors

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver, Enamel

Sterling Silver Mirror Compact
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Sterling silver mirrored compact. No monogram Smooth polished finish with applied leaf and flower
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20th Century Vanity Items

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Mirror Compact
Sterling Silver Mirror Compact
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W 2.13 in D 0.38 in L 2.13 in
Dunhill Sterling Silver Oval Mirror Compact #16887
By Dunhill
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Vintage sterling silver mirror powder compact by Dunhill. Beautiful and timeless smooth polished
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20th Century Vanity Items

Materials

Sterling Silver

Dunhill Sterling Silver Oval Mirror Compact #16887
Dunhill Sterling Silver Oval Mirror Compact #16887
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H 0.5 in W 2.12 in L 3 in
Vintage Sterling Silver and Gold Powder Compact
Located in beverly hills, CA
This charming and beautifully detailed vintage sterling silver and gold powder compact features
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20th Century Vanity Items

Materials

Gold, Sterling Silver

Antique Engliah Sterling Silver Canteen of Cutlery for Twelve Persons
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive, comprehensive George V English sterling silver flatware
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Vintage 1930s British Tableware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Vintage Gucci Sterling Silver Rhinestone Mirror Powder Compact #16521
By Gucci
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Vintage sterling silver mirror powder compact by Gucci. Beautiful textured design featuring red
Category

20th Century Vanity Items

Materials

Sterling Silver

Fabulous Compact Sterling & Enamel
Located in New York, NY
Unique square-shaped hinged compact. Black enamel with a striking purple, orange and yellow enamel
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Vintage 1920s Unknown Boxes and Cases

Materials

Sterling Silver

Fabulous Compact Sterling & Enamel
Fabulous Compact Sterling & Enamel
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W 2.13 in L 2.13 in
Antique Austrian Sterling Silver and Enamel Compact, circa 1940
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Austrian sterling silver and enamel compact with mirror
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Vintage 1940s Austrian Decorative Boxes

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver, Enamel

Asprey Sterling Silver and Rose Gold Compact, circa 1960
By Asprey International Limited
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An elegant compact poudrier by Asprey in sterling silver and rose gold. Exquisite craftsmanship
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Vintage 1960s British Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Sterling Silver

Thomae Co Sterling Silver Mirror Powder Compact with Initial #16522
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Vintage sterling silver mirror powder compact by The Thomae Co with engraved initial. Engraving
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20th Century Vanity Items

Materials

Sterling Silver

Vintage Art Deco Sterling Silver Ladies 1.75 Inch Lipstick Compact
Located in New York, NY
compact is made from high-quality sterling silver, known for its durability and luxurious appeal. Its
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Vintage 1930s Unknown Art Deco Vanity Items

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Machine Age David Sutton & Sons English Sterling Silver Engine Turned Compact
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine English Mid-Century ladies compact. In sterling silver with a gold-topped lift tab. By
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Vintage 1940s British Post-War Vanity Items

Materials

Sterling Silver, Gold

Machine Age Garrard & Co Gold Topped Sterling Silver Engine Turned Compact
By Garrard & Co. Ltd.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine English Mid-Century ladies compact. In sterling silver with a gold-topped border and lift
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Vintage 1950s British Post-War Vanity Items

Materials

Gold, Sterling Silver

Watson Sterling Silver 14k Gold Plated Square Mirror Compact with Monogram
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Vintage sterling silver with 14K Gold Plate square mirror compact by Watson Co with monogram
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20th Century Vanity Items

Materials

14k Gold, Gold Plate, Sterling Silver

R Blackinton & Co Sterling Silver Coin Compact Purse 7043 with Monogram #15047
Located in Washington Depot, CT
sterling silver coin compact purse, pattern # 7043, by R Blackinton & Co with monogram. Monogram
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20th Century Link Bracelets

Materials

Gold, Sterling Silver

Vintage Retro 1940s Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver 14K Gold Ruby Compact
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Vintage Retro 1940s Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver 14K Gold Ruby Compact 2.25 inch by 2.25 inch 3/8
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Vintage 1940s American Modern Boxes and Cases

Materials

Ruby, 14k Gold, Sterling Silver

Vintage Retro 1940s Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver 14K Gold Sapphire Compact
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Vintage Retro 1940s Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver 14K Gold Sapphire Compact 129.2 gram 2.5 inch
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Vintage 1940s American Modernist Boxes and Cases

Materials

Sapphire, 14k Gold, Sterling Silver

Hermès Sterling Silver and Gold Compact with Bezel and Baguette Sapphires
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes compact circa 1930, of sterling silver with 18k yellow gold accents. 201 grams. There are 3
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Boxes and Cases

Materials

Sapphire, Gold, Yellow Gold, Sterling Silver

West Germany Sterling Silver Powder Compact with a Leaf Design circa 1950s
Located in London, GB
West Germany heavy sterling silver powder compact, featuring a textured and shiny hand engraved
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Mid-20th Century German Vanity Items

Materials

Sterling Silver

French 1925 Art Deco Enameled Mechanical Compact Pendant Box In Sterling Silver
Located in Miami, FL
A French guilloche enameled pill box. Beautiful French enamelled mechanical compact, created Paris
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver, Enamel, Gold

Rare circa 1900 Sterling Silver Diamond and Enamel Powder Compact with Lipstick
Located in GB
Sterling silver Diamond & Enamel powder compact with lipstick A very good looking and beautifully crafted
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Antique Early 1900s French Victorian Vanity Items

Materials

Sterling Silver, Enamel

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Sterling Silver Compact For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal sterling silver compact for your home. A sterling silver compact — often made from metal, silver and sterling silver — can elevate any home. Find 51 options for an antique or vintage sterling silver compact now, or shop our selection of 1 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer sterling silver compact, there are earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A sterling silver compact, designed in the Art Deco, Victorian or Mid-Century Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made sterling silver compact has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Asprey International Limited, Henry Clifford Davis and Georg Jensen are consistently popular.

How Much is a Sterling Silver Compact?

Prices for a sterling silver compact start at $95 and top out at $24,500 with the average selling for $935.
Questions About Sterling Silver Compact
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Most thai silver has more pure silver in it than standard sterling silver. Most sterling silver is 92.5% silver with another alloy, typically copper, making up the rest of the metal. Thai silver often falls in the range of 97.5-99% pure silver, so a significantly higher percentage of it is pure silver, making it softer and less likely to tarnish. On 1stDibs, find vintage and contemporary silver jewelry from top sellers around the world.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    Sterling silver is made of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% alloy. Depending on the composition, the alloy may be nickel, copper, brass or other metals. On 1stDibs, find a variety of sterling silver jewelry, tableware and decorative objects.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The worst substances for sterling silver are chlorine, chlorine bleach, and ammonia, all of which will cause tarnish and accelerate corrosion. You should also avoid household cleaners, rubber, and perspiration. Rinse your sterling silver pieces thoroughly after coming into contact with those substances. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of sterling silver pieces from top sellers worldwide.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    A Vesta is a type of small case used to carry matches for smoking, while sterling silver is a precious metal made by combining pure silver with an alloy. Therefore, a sterling silver Vesta is one fabricated out of this kind of metal. Find a collection of Vesta containers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Sterling silver is an alloyed form of silver, and is made up of 92.5% fine silver and 7.5% copper. An antique sterling silver item will have the same silver content and will be over 100 years old. Shop a collection of expertly vetted antique sterling silver from some of the worlds top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 13, 2024
    To identify sterling silver, look for hallmarks in an inconspicuous area, such as the underside of flatware handles, the bottoms of serveware and the interior or clasp areas of jewelry. Pieces made of sterling silver often feature "925" or ".925" markings. Alternatively, they may feature "Sterling" or "STER" stamps. For assistance determining what type of metal a particular piece is, consult a knowledgeable expert, such as a certified appraiser. Shop a diverse assortment of sterling silver jewelry, flatware, tableware and decorative objects on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    The difference between silver and sterling silver is its composition. Silver is a general term used to describe metal that is rich in or made completely of the element silver. Sterling silver is a specific alloy with 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals like nickel or brass. Fine silver is the term for 99.9% pure silver. On 1stDibs, shop a large collection of silver jewelry, watches, tableware and decorative accents.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A sterling silver spoon is mostly fine silver, but not quite solid silver. Sterling silver is an alloyed form of silver, and is 92.5% fine silver and 7.5% copper. You can shop a collection of authentic sterling silver items from some of the worlds top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 1, 2023
    Yes, sterling silver is okay for earrings. In fact, many people love earrings crafted out of the precious metal. Sterling silver has an appealing cool color and noticeable shine. Plus, the metal is durable, so it can resist scratching when worn frequently. Keep in mind that sterling silver earrings will need regular cleaning and polishing to fight tarnishing. Explore a diverse assortment of sterling silver earrings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 14, 2023
    Yes, sterling silver can be good for earrings. Many people appreciate the appearance of sterling silver due to its cool color. In addition, sterling silver resists wear and tear to help earrings stand the test of time. One thing to keep in mind is that silver can tarnish, so you'll likely need to regularly clean and polish your earrings to keep them looking like new. Shop a variety of sterling silver earrings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 21, 2024
    Although you can shower with 925 sterling silver jewelry on, it is better to remove it prior to bathing. Exposure to water is unlikely to damage the metal, especially if you dry it off promptly after you shower. However, chemicals found in soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner and other personal care products could react with the precious metal and cause tarnishing. On 1stDibs, shop a large collection of sterling silver jewelry.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Gorham sterling is real silver. However, sterling silver is not solid silver. Instead, the metal is an alloy formed out of pure silver and another precious metal. You can shop a selection of Gorham decorative objects and serveware on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    Yes, Reed & Barton pieces are made of sterling silver. The American brand was founded in 1824 and is highly regarded as one of the highest quality silver manufacturers in the world. The brand also makes more affordable silver-plated items too.
    1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    Yes, Reed and Barton sells sterling silver. Reed and Barton is a prominent American silver manufacturer located in Massachusetts that is known for its sterling silver and silverplate. To determine if a Reed and Barton piece is sterling silver, look for the word “sterling” or the number “.925”. Shop Reed and Barton on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    No, sterling silver, no matter what its used to make, is not solid silver. In most countries, the sterling standard is 92.5% silver with an additive alloy, usually copper, making up the rest of the sterling silver. Sterling silver is harder than pure silver and much more useful as tableware. Shop a collection of sterling silver from some of the worlds top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    Sterling silver is a very good quality alloy because the added metals make it very durable, even more so than gold. Because it is also lightweight it can be great for everyday wear.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Tiffany & Co. uses sterling silver. According to their website, they were one of the first American companies to institute the .925 sterling silver standard in 1851. Sterling silver is a precious metal that may require cleaning to retain its beauty and character for generations. On 1stDibs, find vintage and contemporary Tiffany & Co. silver from top sellers around the world.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Sterling silver is considered antique if it was made over 100 years ago. Many antique sterling silver items will have a mark or stamp. First, clean the item and check for marks. A “925” mark indicates a silver purity of 92.5 percent, which is the composition of sterling silver. If you don’t see a mark, work with a certified appraiser to acid test the item and determine the silver content. You’ll find expertly vetted antique sterling silver items on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    The most expensive sterling silver flatware is said to be Grand Baroque by Wallace. Sterling silver is a combination of pure silver and copper in a 92.5% and 7.5% ratio. Sterling silver is more valuable because of the silver content. In addition, the age, design, and attractiveness of the silverware may mean its value far exceeds the silver value. Sterling silver flatware with ivory handles is always the most valuable. Find a collection of antique and vintage sterling silver flatware from different creators on 1stDibs today.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To clean weighted sterling silver, use a cleaning product formulated for sterling silver and a soft lint-free cloth. Keep dust at bay by wiping the object down with a soft cloth dampened with warm water. Always dry the silver with a soft towel after cleaning. Find a collection of weighted sterling silver decorative objects on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To identify Gorham sterling silver, study the marks found on the piece. Pieces made after 1848 will have a letter or symbol stamp. You can use an authoritative online reference to figure out the manufacturing year of the piece. Find a variety of expertly vetted Gorham sterling silver on 1stDibs.