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    Posted 4 years ago

    Oldfashion…
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    I found this little compact in a charity shop a few years back. It measures 2 1/2 inches across. The back is a deep cobalt blue enamel and the inside and rim are gilt. Inside there are two numbers 47 and 1169. The rim is also stamped 935 which I believe to mean silver with gilt plating, and there are three other stamps but the latter two I can't make them out. There are two small holes in inside the base where I think would have originally held a powder sieve or something. The picture on the top is just beautiful. The enamel has an almost iridescent glow when it catches the light. There is a sheep in the foreground and a blue and yellow bird on the mans hand. I would appreciate any help identifying any makers marks and any background or information on it. Many thanks in advance

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      Your compact is lovely!
      .935 is a silver standard used in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. I don't recognize the silver marks.
      The design is called Guilloche:
      "an ornamental band or border with a repeating pattern of two or more interwoven wavy lines, as in architecture."
    2. Oldfashionedgirl Oldfashionedgirl, 4 years ago
      I had thought it may have been continental, thank you so much for the info Efesgirl :-)
    3. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 4 years ago
      Beautiful, just beautiful!!
    4. Oldfashionedgirl Oldfashionedgirl, 4 years ago
      Thank you for your comments brunswick, nutsabotas6 :-)

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