F&B Foster & Bailey Enamel on Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact
The enamel is in perfect condition. The silver needs a bit of a polishing. The interior includes a rouge pot with puff a semicircular mairror, and in the pressed powder area there is the original puff and a printed La-May Vanity Refill Brunette Face Powder by Herbert Roystone screen. The La-May screen has a date of 1931. This compact dates from the 20s-30s.
The enamel is in excellent condition.
Guilloche enamel is really a misnomer. The word 'guilloche' refers to the machine-engineered design under the transparent enamel. A French engineer named 'Guillot' invented the machine that does that work. The enamel work is done by hand.
If you look very closely you will see that the plunger is intact on the first several photos but on the next to last, it is dislodged. That is the only anomoly - the spring that helps to keep the compact closed and holds the plunger to open it, is there but detached. Therefore, I recommend this one for display only unless you have someone solder that spring back in - then it could be used. Most of my compact collecting customers however, never use these - only display them. We have priced it very reasonably to allow for the repair, etc.
Item ID: twt2931
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