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Antique Sterling Silver and Enamel Combination Compact and Scent Bottle

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An exceptional, fine and impressive antique French import sterling silver and enamel combination scent bottle and compact with mirror; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection This exceptional antique enamel and sterling silver gilt compact mirror and scent bottle has a circular rounded form. The anterior and posterior surfaces of the body are embellished with pale blue guilloche enamel, which reflects undulating concentric ring designs emanating from the centres. The circular guilloche panels are encompassed with a chamfered borders ornamented with fine black hot enamel and incorporating stylised gilt silver leaf motifs. This exceptional antique compact is fitted with a hinged cover, featuring a gold wreath design to the centre of the enamel panel and incorporating a rounded thumbpiece to the anterior surface. This impressive compact opens to reveal the original integrated mirror and powder pad, in addition to the original gilded interior. The upper portion of the body features a plain cylindrical neck, fitted with a screw fit cover, allowing access to the incorporates scent bottle. This exceptional example of antique silverware is struck with the maker's/importer's mark to the thumbpiece, the sterling standard mark to the interior of the compact, in addition to the French import mark (swan); the swan mark was used to identify items such as watch cases, boxes and jewellery as being a minimum 800 standard silver (800/1000). Condition This antique enamel compact mirror/scent bottle is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. The enamel panels are in perfect condition. The purity hallmarks struck to the neck of the scent and maker's mark to the thumbpiece are all very clear. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of antique silverware. Dimensions Length 6.4cm/2.5' Diameter 4.9cm/1.9' Depth 1.1cm/0.4' Weight 1.5 troy ounces/47.6g Date: Circa 1910 Origin: France, Europe (Import).
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 0.4 in (1.02 cm)Width: 1.9 in (4.83 cm)Depth: 2.5 in (6.35 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
    1910-1919
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1910
  • Condition:
    Please see main description.
  • Seller Location:
    Jesmond, GB
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: C74191stDibs: LU1200231352032
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