Vintage Brass Filigree Wrist Compact With Ball Chain Fringe

Compacts became a fashion rage in the 1920's. Presenting a wonderful vintage round brass compact with a filigree lid set with rhinestones and a purple glass cabochon. It has a beautiful textured border with a hunter green center set under an ornate filigree flower. Four 4mm emerald green chaton cut rhinestones are prong set around the flower with a 13mm center cab stone of an amethyst color glass. The compact measures 2-1/2" around X ½" with the middle cabochon sitting another 1/8" above the compact. A 1.5mm ball chain handle aids the compact to swing gently from your wrist while a ball chain fringe tassel sways daintily from the bottom.

The chain handle hangs about 6 -5/8" down with the tassel about 3-1/4". The handle, compact and tassel measure about 13" in length. The mirror inside is intact and clear though there are four circular marks coming from the back of the mirror that appear to be from the adhesive on the back. There is no puff or pad. There is a mark on a small oval cartouche on the inside the bottom that could be a makers mark but I couldn't decipher it.

The compact is in excellent vintage condition with little signs of wear, though the center cabochon has light scratches on the surface.

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Item ID: RL-000362

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