An Art Deco 925 silver and blue enamel compact.
The front of the square compact is enamelled in royal blue with a Deco stylised square pattern with the rest engined turned all over.
To open the compact, the silver engine turned lipstick compartment is pulled back on sprung hinges to reveal a silver gilt mirrored interior with original powder well (no powder remaining) and a puff with silk back labelled ‘Houbigant’. To remove the lipstick holder, there is a small ring at the top to pull and it simply slides out. The lip stick holder is also silver gilt.
The compact bears the import mark and 925 marks both to the edge of the top and to the edge of the mirror.
Total weight: c. 96.1g (all in).
Overall measurements: 5.8cm x 5cm x 1cm.
In very good condition with only minor dark age marks to some sections of the silver consistent with age. Very very minor surface scratching to the enamel consistent with age but no chips or cracks. The mirror is the original mirror glass but is beginning to cloud to the edges with a small chipped area concealed by the mirror framework. However, the piece is perfectly useable.