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    Posted 6 years ago

    Peasejean55
    (485 items)

    This is 3 x 3 inch Italian gilded enamel compact, probably made during the 1940-50s, these types of compacts that I have seen are usually made in Florence. There is a makers mark and a hallmark in the bottom on the front left side, it sometimes takes a while to find these marks, I tried to take a shot but it came out blurry.
    The hand painted miniature is of a mother and daughter rendition of the 1781 by Jean Baptiste Hilaire work titled music. The mother is playing a guitar to her daughter. The mother and daughter are seated in a landscape surrounded by flowers, trees and a wicker basket of flowers and a dog in front of the pair.
    The compact is docorated with vivid green enamelling resembling Malachite & at each side there is blue lapis coloured enamel.
    The rest of the compact is engraved with foliate scrollwork in gold wash.
    Inside there is still powder and a powder puff.
    Many thanks for looking.

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    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      very beautiful.......speechless !@!
    2. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      wow beautiful !!!!
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      That's tremendously BEAUTIFUL!!!
    4. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      I've never seen anything like it- LOVELY!
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Very, Very BEAUTIFUL !!!!!
    6. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Exceptional Jean. I would have to hold and admire this constantly.
    7. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Another beauty in your growing collection, Jean !
      Superb enamel and engraving work on your pièce :-)
    8. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Thank you SEAN, Manikin, jscotto, elesgirl, vetraio, racer and Kyra for leaving your lovely comments. Unfortunately I have no more compacts in this style, they are difficult to get hold off, you can get them from the States put they are quite expensive and with the tax on top of that, I can't see me buying anymore. But I'm happy with the two I have, maybe I might get lucky, fingers crossed.
    9. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks
      jensen
      SEAN
      Manikin
      mikelv
      jscotto
      Elesgirl
      vetraio
      racer
      melaniej
      kiwipaul
      Caperkid
      kyra
      Djpeder
      hocultcha
      Radegunder
    10. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks
      bratjdd
    11. inky inky, 6 years ago
      Stunningly beautiful...:-)
    12. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Thanks you inky for your lovely comment and love :-)
    13. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks
      getthatmonkeyoutofme
    14. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      Many thanks

      Efesgirl
      aura

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