This sweet 19th century Victorian sterling silver powder box (tests sterling) from about 1875-1880, has the original mirror and fabulous powder puff which has a little bakelite ring on top. It is very unusual, and would make a perfect little bathroom or handbag accessory. Add your initials on the top - and it could be clean and modern, or frivolous and fancy. There is a ring on the back, which means that this was probably a piece which hung from a chatelaine--an item a young girl took to a dance with all of her accoutrement for the evening, including her dance card, pencil, powder box, lipstick, etc.--all hung on a chain with a ring on her finger.
The box measures about 1.50 inches in diameter and 1.0 inch tall, and is in very good antique condition, with a bit of wear from age and use.
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