Art Deco French Gilt 950 Sterling Silver & Ruby Powder Case Compact, 1940's.
The square case is made with a gilt (gold washed) hinged lid engraved with symmetrical Art Deco butterfly shaped ornaments, set with 25 cabochon cut rubies.
The thumbpiece is set with 5 princess cut rubies.
The reverse is made with reeded decoration.
The case opens with spring action to reveal a mirror to one side and a powder net on the other.
Marked with silver marks "950", probably French (see pictures).
Measures: 7.5cm X 7.5cm / 2.95in X 2.95in.
Weight: 158gr. / 5.08oz.
Very good condition, minor scratches, some tears to the powder net.