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.
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.
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”.