This lovely ladies' compact is marked "Birks Sterling" on the back. Birks was a Canadian firm in business from 1903 until 1930. The compact is lozenge-shaped and measures 2 1/2" X 2 1/2." The front is beautifully engraved with fronds and flowers in the French style. The back is smoothly polished. Inside is a powder compartment, a puff, and a mirror. Style-wise, it appears to date from the 1920's; it has an Art Deco shape. It will fit easily into a make up case or a side pocket in one's handbag. It is impeccable condition, without flaw. It weighs 71 grams. This item would make a lovely gift.
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