Posted 2 years ago
This compact is a recent addition to my growing compacts and cigarette cases. I've left the note that was sent with this purse which gives you some information. The compact is definitely hefty I would imagine carrying this around on your finger would have been painful at the end of the night. I've tested the cabuchons stones and they register high so I'm presuming they could be Sapphires. The case is in beautiful condition. My one question, was this compact made in Austro-Hungarian or France. The assay mark is French so therefore was it exported to Austro-Hungarian but it would have been after 1918 as that empire collapsed after the WW1. I'm confusing myself, lol, especially with the piece of paper inside.
Many thanks for looking.