This is a gorgeous dated 1928 calling card case, box, vanity compact in sterling silver with a heavy gold wash and cobalt blue French guilloche enameling and fancy engraved edges. The enameling is all the way around on all 6 sides. The inside is engraved “Helen, 1928″, assumed to be the year of gift presentation. The inside is also marked with a 925 punch mark alongside assay mark and #125 in the upper corner. These marks are all contained on the lid. The bottom inside has 4 more hallmarks with GS maker mark, 925 mark, origin marks and year date M mark. It also has a matching #125 in the lower corner. Size is 3 3/16″ long by 2 1/8″ wide by 1/4” deep. It is beautifully made with a strongly hinged spring lid and very, very strong locking clip. Weight is heavy at 100.5 grams. There are some light, faint age scuffs and 2 very small partial edge flakes on the surface on the small edge. The blue enamel is still very visible. Overall it was kept in excellent condition for the past 91 years and the construction appears to have been very high end for its time. This is a stunning calling card box for your antique silver ladies accessory collection!!
1928 Sterling Silver Gold Blue Enamel Box Compact Vanity Calling Card