Divine antique French compact with intricate enameling and garnet jewels. The central design features an applied metal escutcheon comprised of rope border and containing three prong set garnets, this is framed by alternating scalloped bands of red and white enameling. The sides of the compact is embellished with a repousse floral motif and the back has a diamond quilted pattern. High quality and in excellent vintage condition. Interior reveals original beveled mirror held in place by a metal prong framework. The original powder puff and sifter are also present. Marked made in France on the bottom. Measures 2" by 1 3/4" by 5/8" deep. There is a ring on the side for attaching to chain or necessaire purse. Although the original purpose was to hold powder, this would also make an excellent pillbox or trinket box to hold earrings or other small jewelry items. There is one small "miss" to the red enamel at about 11 o'clock where the red should be.. there is a bit of white instead. It is hardly noticeable but mentioned for accuracy. (See photo with finger symbol pointing to area). A bit of age related verdigris to the reverse. Simply a beautiful antique compact.
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