Posted 6 years ago
After a while I've decided to post some more of my Bernard Instone Pieces.
I was very lucky to realize this pendant/compact was made by Bernard Instone, I bought it at a extremely good price. I have never seen a multi purpose piece by him and as you can see it is both a pendant which you can use on a chain and a compact, very clever. At the back the mark is a B with a I going through the middle, I think it was made at his factory at Langstone, the name is a combination of both his mother's maiden name and his father's name. I would date this as one of his earlier piece's and was probably made around the 1920's. It's beautifully made and I just love the beading around the little compact mirror and the little puff. I hope you like it.
Many thanks for looking