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Vintage French enamel guilloche compact "M"


This gorgeous vintage guilloche French enamel compact has a dainty hand painted pink rose in the center of the yellow enamel lid with 4 clusters of leaves and smaller pink roses along the border. The back is painted black enamel (not guilloche).

The inside has several little compartments. The metal mirror in excellent condition lifts to expose the rouge cake and original puff. The other side is gold toned metal with a tiny geometric design pressed into it, and has a fan-shaped lid in the center which lifts to reveal the powder well. At the top edge of the mirror at the hinge is a manufacturer's mark, a tiny diamond shape enclosing and M. The lid and compartments all close securely. The enamel is in good condition with no chips, scratches or dings or discolorations. The black paint on the has some missing bits along the front edge under the location of the mechanism that opens the compact. ID=Powder40

$250.00

Cornflower blue guilloche French enamel compact

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Cornflower blue guilloche French enamel compact

This is the one you’ve been waiting for! Both the front and back of this compact have French enamel in the most luscious cornflower blue you’ve ever seen. The lid has a narrow black border around a center of white French enamel with a hand painted bride’s basket of tiny pink roses and even tinier blue flowers and is bordered by swags of greenery with more tiny pink roses. The original metal finger chain is still attached, and is made of large flat links with painted black enamel insets.

When you open the lid, a round spring-load mirror slides up to reveal a rouge cake and puff on one side, and a pressed powder cake and puff on the other. Both the rouge and powder cakes appear to be original and are still useable, the puffs also appear to be original. It is 2-1/8" in diameter, the chain is 2-1/2" long.

The only flaws I could find on this piece are a few very faint surface scuffs on the back of the compact, and wear on the front at the top where the chain attaches – it is approximately 3/4" long, and follows the curve of the edge. It lighter in color than the rest of the enamel and feels a bit rough on the outer margins of the discolorations, so I would call this a chip in the enamel. The white speck showing on the back of the compact is from dust on my scanner, there is NO spot there on the compact. I could find no manufacturer’s mark, but there is a patent mark, “Pat.9-21-26”. ID=powder41

Lovely round guilloche French enamel compact

This round guilloche French enamel compact is so sweet. The cover has handpainted pink roses on a soft yellow enamel background, bordered by an embossed rim. The back is machine turned metal. The inside has a mirror and the original rouge on one side, and the original puff and some of the original powder on the other. The lid closes securely. Unmarked, made of base metal. The enamel is in very good condition; the bottom of this compact shows slight scuff marks, but this does not detract from the beauty of this little treasure ID=Powder42

 

$355.00

ANTIQUE VINTAGE FLORAL GUILLOCHE ENAMEL COMPACT

FABULOUS ANTIQUE VINTAGE FLORAL GUILLOCHE ENAMEL COMPACT IN EXCELLENT CONDITION PERFECT ENAMEL SO PRETTY A RARE FIND RIGHT OUT OF A LOCAL NEW JERSEY ESTATE. ID=Powder43

 

$355.00


Blue Guilloche Enamel Miniature Compact

This sweet little compact features guilloche enamel in a vivid sky blue color. It has its original powder puff and mirror. The link on top is marked 925S, but I could find no mark on the compact itself– it may be silver. The compact is circa 1920’s and measures 1 3/8” in diameter.
It is in excellent vintage condition. I have inspected the compact with my loupe and can find no damage to the enamel, e.g. chips or flakes. The lid closes securely. The puff and mirror are also in wonderful condition. The compact has a gold wash on the inside, below where the powder puff is located, with a nice patina. I believe this would polish nicely, but I will let the new owner make that decision. This would look great on a silver chain and since the lid closes so well, it could also be used to for pills, etc.
ID=Powder44

Antique French Bronze Guilloche Enamel Pill Patch Box

1900-1940 Here's a nice vintage european pill box from the 1920's. Enameled lid depicts a Josephine Baker type flapper dancing imposed on a sea foam colored guilloche wave design. Hinged lid works perfectly. Box is made of bronze and is unmarked. Small in size, a quarter fits inside perfectly. Cannot find a manufacture's mark. There is a black mirrored piece of glass on the underside of the lid. Measues 1/14" across by 1/2" high. Jazz Age ! No chips, cracks or repairs. Gauranteed authentic and as described. ID=POWDER45


$235.00

ANTIQUE LAMODE R&G SILVER GUILLOCHE ENAMEL COMPACT


Exquisite rouge compact made by Ripley & Gowen (R & G CO) and marked LaMode. It is sterling silver and is so marked on the back. It is guilloche enamel.

The top is decorated with elegant roses in shades of pink and tiny blue flowers surrounded by green leaves. The background of this art work is white. The compact measures 2 1/4" x 2 1/4". The frame of the top is handsomely decorated with black enamel. This design is also on the back of the piece. There are no scratches to the enamel or the glass on the top of the compact.

The sides are also decorated elaborately.

The chain from which the compact hangs has a tiny enamel piece about half way between the finger ring and the compact. I have tried to capture this in a photo. There is a lovely delicate design in this tiny enamel piece (measures 7/16").

The back shows some wear. The back is appears to be engraved with a circle and then a bow with two branches with leaves inside.

Opening the piece, the hinge is in good condition and the clasp is perfect. The mirror shows very little aging. The original rouge applicator is inside. There is a small knob inside that moves a metal piece to expose an plain opening, a sifting opening and a closed setting.

This piece belonged to the estate of a friend and I know it dates back to the 1930's. Perhaps it's older. It is an exquisite piece with very little wear.
ID=POWDER46

$450.00

Jeweled / Musical Powder Box - OLD
slot for powder and slot for lipstick!

At first glance you will think that this is a jewelry box - then you realize that it is musical (the key is still with it!) and then you open it and you find that it holds a lipstick and a powder! - a fantastic dresser item! approx 3 1/4" tall - the top has a middle green jewel surrounded by 4 smaller green jewels and 4 "pearls" - in excellent condition - alas both the original lipstick and puff is gone - There is a Hobigant France stamp on the underside of the round powder holder, but the jeweled Brass looks to me to be made in Czechoslovakia. ID=Powder47

$360.00

Empire Art Gold Jeweled Top Crystal Powder Jar

This is a most beautiful Crystal Powder Jar with a gorgeous Brass lid that is embelished with glass jewels and filigree. The jar measures 4 1/2" wide X 4 1/4" tall including the lid. There are 16 jewels with colors of peridot,amythest,cobalt blue and deep pink. The lid is entirely decorated with a tiny flowered pattern and applied filigree. This piece is marked inside the lid "EMPIRE ART GOLD E&J.B. with a crown in a circle. This piece is in very good condition, no damage. ID=Powder48

Antique MOSER Bohemian Glass Brass Patch Pill Box

1850-1899 Antique european etched glass patch or pill box in a desirable aqua marine color most likely made by Moser or one of the other bohemian glass manufacturers of the victorian era. The lid is accented by a etched fern leaf and highlighted with gold gilt and enameled accents. The hinged lid closes with a snap. Rare in the fact that I have never seen a box like this with etching. Measures 2" in diameter by 1" in height. Excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. ID=Powder49

 

$395.00
19c AMETHYST CUT CRYSTAL POWDER JAR w BRONZE ENAMEL LID

THIS UNUSUAL VANITY ITEM MEASURES 3" HIGH BY 3 1/2" IN DIAMETER. THE BEAUTY OF THIS PIECE IS THE BRILIANT COLOR OF THE PURPLE CRYSTAL COMBINED WITH THE DETAILED ENAMEL WORK ON THE BRONZE LID. THERE IS MUCH ATTENTION TO DETAIL. THE CONDITION IS EXCELLENT WITH NO CRACKS, CHIPS, FLAKES OR HAIRLINES. THE TOP IS IN NICE CONDITION AS WELL WITH NO ENAMEL LOSS AT ALL. I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANOTHER ONE LIKE IT! ID=Powder50

 



APOLLO DRESSER POWDER JAR VINTAGE VICTORIAN DORE ?
GLASS W JEWELED W ENGRAVED BRASS JEWELRY BOX FILAGREE

MARKED APOLLO 2756 / 2 . MEASURES APPROX 5.25-5.75" DIAMETER. I BELIEVE THE METAL IS BRASS BUT MIGHT BE BRASS PLATED. WHEN LOOKING THRU THE CLEAR GLASS FROM THE BOTTOM THE BACK OF METAL IS GOLDTONE . FILAGREE WITH JEWELS. NO MISSING STONES. BOTTOM HAS SOME SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM NORMAL USE AND AGE. EXACT AGE UNKNOWN. METAL IS ENGRAVED, TOPPED WITH RAISED FILAGREE AND STONES ON TOP OF THAT. This is very REGAL looking. ID=POWDER51

   
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