Amazing well made, hand done compact. There are tiny seashells, hand painted turquoise leaf shaped shells with black out line, light pink, and dark pink cloth flower shapes, faux pearls with sprinkles of glitter through out the center, tiny dark tan embroidered cloth back ground, all applied on top of a white silk material on the bottom, with hand painted thick gold enamel scrolls out lined in black enamel. One shell is missing a small amount of shell on one side, as you can see in the picture.
The Compact is in great condition very few minor scratch's In side mirror in great condition one tiny tiny black spot on the right bottom other than that great, It is marked Elgin America made in USA.
The powder portion is empty and appears never had any powder, clean and shiny, back has ridges.
Compact measures 2 1/2 inch square, I could not find another like this one any where on the internet.
Circa 1950's - to late 1950's.