Posted 4 years ago
I am lead to believe that this is an import. You will see from one of the photos that it is marked Sterling, F, representing foreign, a sun with Rays and a face, which is the London import Mark 1904-05. There is also a S but I do not know what this stands for.
The silver bag, or do you call them Vinaigrette? is very heavy, approx 250 grams. I feel that it might have been made in Germany.
It has a lovely Silver patina outside, and is Silver gilt inside. I am not sure if the outside has been machine or hand engraved. There is a heavy silver chain for the strap.
On the inside there are three compartments. One is a triple compartment to contain rouge, power other types of makeup. The central one houses a mirror, and the other a clip which I think are for visiting cards.
These separate compartments open and close by Sapphire blue cab stones or glass. Along the hinge line, which I have not shown is a pencil holder, unfortunately there is no pencil.
The whole construction has been very well made. It measures approx 11 cm long, and at its widest point 6 cm.
I would love to know more about it.
Many thanks for looking