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Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Figural Compact with Hand-Painted Romantic Couple - Made in Austria New Listing!

This is a beautiful sterling silver compact featuring a hand-painted pastoral scene of a romantic couple with a sheep looking on in the background.  The painting is enamel but without a guilloche design in the background which makes it look more like a true painting.  The body of the compact is a gorgeous lemon yellow color in enamel guilloche ... a small portion shows which surrounds the lid from the top and the bottom is all yellow.  Inside is done in gold tone metal or gilt with a used puff, probably original to the piece.  It is marked beneath the rotating sifter with the Austrian hallmarks and Sterling Silver stamp.  I can never make out the Austrian assay marks so I can't say exactly when it was made but typically these date from the teens or 20's.  There is a beveled mirror inside the lid which shows some age appropriate silver loss but it is not too bad at all.  A few superficial surface nicks here and there but nothing that can be seen without a loupe or turned to light.  There is a touched up area where the color was chipped out right beneath the hinge (blue color). Priced accordingly. Measures almost 2-1/4" diameter.

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$275 inc. s/h*

#1010

Thomae Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact with Hand-Painted Flower Basket by Thomae New Listing!

Always a sign of top quality, Thomae was one of the pre-eminent manufacturers of lady's vanity items and this is a great example of that.  The workmanship is exceptional ... the sterling silver compact has a full enamel guilloche lid done in aqua enamel guilloche surrounding a snow white center with hand-painted flower basket and roses encircled in a blue ribbon bow.  The guilloche designs are completely different in the white section and the aqua border which really makes the pattern jump.  The back of the compact is polished silver.  Compact is suspended from a braided mesh strap topped by a finger ring.  Inside is a mirror in the lid and I have added a new hand-made tiny marabou feather puff.   Enamel is in excellent condition with noscuffs or scratches whatsoever!  The lid is slightly domed as well. Measures 1-5/8" diameter x 5-1/2" long with handle and finger ring.

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$375 inc. s/h*

#1009

Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette RARE Sterling Silver Figural Enamel Guilloche Compact with Hand-Painted Scene and Beautiful Fitted Interior New Listing!

I just love this compact with its very rare design ... it is an elongated shape rather than round or square and is just so unusual! The scene on the lid depicts an elegantly garbed lady dancing with a scarf and two Pierrot-type figures, one with a flute in hand.  In the background on the other side is a nude statue. Surrounding this is a border of gorgeous snow white enamel guilloche with truly exquisite designs in the guilloche.  The portion where the figures are is not guilloche and this makes for a really nice contrast.  Inside you will be delighted to see the configuration ... there is a rouge pot on the left, a powder pot on the right, and a removable lipstick tube in the center. The surrounds on these have beautiful embossed floral decorations. And the entire lid portion is a mirror.  I am including two new feather puffs in snow white to match the case.  The back of the compact is engine turned.  It is marked Sterling inside the powder well and on the lipstick tube.  Now for the condition:  the enamel guilloche portions are perfect.  On the figural scene, however, there are several scratches that can be seen when held to light.  If looking at it straight on, you will not see them as they are in the clearcoat portion; however, they are visible at an angle.  Because of the rarity of the picture and the design of the case, these detriments were easily forgiven by me as I have never seen another even remotely like it.  It is a beautiful compact ... be sure to look at all the pictures to appreciate it.  Measures 3" across x 1-5/8.

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$750 inc. s/h*

#18110

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Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Sterling Silver Baby Blue Enamel Guilloche Compact with Beautiful Fitted Interior Made in Austria

This very rare design compact was made in Austria and is marked 935 sterling on the rim.  The entire case is done in a beautiful shade of baby blue with a band of roses adorning the center top.  As pretty as the outside is, it is even prettier when you open it.  The interior is all done in gold vermeil with etched designs and features a recessed powder well with powder pat intact and a flip-up lipstick.  The lipstick pops up so it can be easily removed when the case is opened.  There is a beveled mirror in the lid with some fogginess around the edges but the center is fine.  Also has an original puff still inside.  The enameling is in near mint condition with only 3 faint lines visible on the top when held to light with a loupe and nothing on the bottom at all.  And I do mean only visible with a loupe .. I cannot see it with my glasses on even when held to light.  It is a beautiful compact ... be sure to look at all the pictures to appreciate it.  Measures almost 2" across x 1-5/8" x 9/16" deep.

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$499 inc. s/h*

#18123

Figural Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Monet's Cliffs by the Sea Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact

This gorgeous compact features a variant of Claude Monet's Cliffs by the Sea (or End of the Day) painting.  The compact has a slightly domed lid and the scene covers it fully from edge to edge.  The sene is of a sun setting behind a sea cliff with birds and ocean in the foreground.  The sun is right in the middle which is awesome because the guilloche design radiates outward from the center and looks like the rays of the sun.  This is reflected down in the water.  The colors of the setting sun are iridescent and change when you move the compact which makes it like a hologram ... it is one of the prettiest I have seen.  The sides are a soft creamy white enamel guilloche.  Inside is a mirror in the lid and a maribou puff. The bottom of the compact is plain silver with the marks 925 SGR engraved in the center.  The condition of the top is very good ... there is one scratch in the clearcoat right at the base of the cliff but it has to be held to the light to see it.  It does not go through to the painting. Compact measures almost 2" diameter x 3/8" deep.

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$699 inc. s/h*

#18114

Figural Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Stunning Courting Couple Hand-Painted Figural on Cobalt Blue Enamel Guilloche Compact Made in Germany

This beautiful compact features a hand-painted courting couple in a scene that I have not come across before.  There is a lovely lady in her day gown with pink sash and bonnet with her arms wrapped around her escort's sleeve.  The gentleman is elegantly attired in waistcoat, hat and stockings with his walking stick and he holds a bouquet in his left hand for his lady fair. You can see the home in the background where they just came from with arched windows.  The entire scene is hand-painted with nice detail.  All of this is surrounded by rich cobalt blue enamel guilloche and a solid white border for accent.  The compact is shaped with the top being highly domed  above a curved base.  The entire base and bottom are done in the same rich cobalt enamel guilloche.  The inside has a mirror in the lid with a rope bezel done in gold.  The pot in the bottom is a rich gold tone as well with engine-turned designs.  A blue maribou puff is included but not original.  It is not sterling but is hallmarked Made in Germany and a makers mark of E and some other letters which I cannot make out.  Condition of the enamel is really quite excellent with no scratches on the top whatsoever and only one or two very minimal scuffs on the bottom, near perfect!  Measures 1-3/4" diameter.

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$399 inc. s/h*

#17936

Figural Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosetteRare DOUBLE-SIDED Sterling Silver Scenic Enamel Guilloche Compact with Variant of "Moonlight in Venice" Painting by Thomas Moran

Painters who painted these compacts took artistic license and duplicated this famous painting with many variations and this is yet another example of this. The scene is beautifully done with subtle color changes in an enamel guilloche which literally glows.  The painting on the lid completely covers it with a border of incised sterling surrounding it. It is marked 935 sterling silver on the rim of the lid and Germany.  Inside the lid is a mirror with a rope bezel around it and the bottom has a rotating sifter in gold with a gold puff (probably not original).  Now for what makes this so rare ... the back side is solid red enamel with a smaller compact for rouge.  This is the only one of its kind I have ever seen.  Inside this side is a small lambswool puff which I believe is original.  This is a rare beauty and in excellent condition!  Measures 2-1/4" diameter.

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#18113

SOLD

Figural Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Sterling Silver Artist Signed Hand-Painted & Cherub Enamel Guilloche Compact

This stunning compact depicts an adorable cherub about to pick up a tiny wounded dove on the ground.  The painting is signed by the artist (Matey or Maten or Match?) and is under glass.  It is quite possible that the painting is done on ivory ... that is usually why they are placed beneath glass to protect the fragile surface.  There is a hallmark stamped on the rim but I cannot make it out clearly enough to identify it.  The piece did test for sterling.  The interior has a mirror in the lid and possibly the original gold puff.  The sides and bottom of the case are embossed with concenric rings.  It is in excellent condition with the only thing worth mentioning being a teeny little dent in the innermost silver ring surrounding the painting just beneath the cherub's right foot.  Measures 1-5/8" diameter.

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$799 inc. s/h*

#01796

Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Deco Influence Enamel Guilloche Compact with Bluebells and Gold Accents

This is a beautiful enamel guilloche compact done in Art Deco influence ... it has four quadrants on the front alternating between solid black enamel panels with gold designs and white enamel guilloche panels with pretty bluebell flowers also with gold accents.  The outer portion of the compact and the back are all finished in snowy white enamel guilloche.  The interior has a mirror in the lid and a rotating powder sifter in the base all done in gold wash.  There are no hallmarks anywhere but it is reminiscent of the fine Austrian compacts.  It is possibly marked beneath the sifter but I was not able to pop it out to check so not sure of the origin.  It is in excellent condition with no obvious damage anywhere, just very minuscule superficial scuffs on the base consistent with age.  The compact is not flat but rather has a convex saucer shape when viewed from the side.  Measures a bit over 2-1/4" diameter.

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$475 inc. s/h*

#18058

Scenic Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Sterling Silver Scenic Enamel Guilloche Compact with Variant of "Moonlight in Venice" Painting by Thomas Moran

Painters who painted these compacts took artistic license and duplicated this famous painting with many variations and this is yet another example of this. The scene is beautifully done with subtle color changes in an enamel guilloche which literally glows.  The painting on the lid completely covers it with no border at all. It is marked sterling silver on the rim of the lid but no maker's mark.  Inside the lid is a mirror with and the bottom has a rotating sifter in gold.  There are no makers marks. As for condition, the enamel on the lid is perfect and the bottom is perfect. However, on the edges there are several dings in the enamel, some of which have been inpainted by a previous owner and not that well.  But since they are on the edge, they really aren't that noticeabl from the top.  The important thing is that the enamel guilloche scene is perfect!  I have had this compact on display in my collection since 2002 and it was never an issue for me, particularly since the price was affordable at the time because of this and I am passing that along to you as well.  In fact, I am asking exactly what I paid for it way back then! Please see all pics for close-ups of these areas. Measures 2-1/8" diameter.

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$325 inc. s/h*

#10996

Thomae Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact with Hand-Painted Florals by Thomae

Always a sign of top quality, Thomae was one of the pre-eminent manufacturers of lady's vanity items and this is a great example of that.  The workmanship is exceptional ... the sterling silver compact has a full enamel guilloche lid done in a pale, pale blue (almost white ... I would call it ice blue) and is attached to a chain with a finger ring at the end.  Inside the compact is a mirror in the lid and an open powder well in the base.  The back of the compact is beautifully engine turned in spiraling designs.  To make this compact even more precious, I have added a new hand-made tiny marabou feather puff.  So sweet!  It is in excellent condition throughout with no apologies whatsoever.  The lid is slightly domed as well.    Measures 1-1/2" diameter x 5/8" deep.  Chainlink is 3" long not counting ring.

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$299 inc. s/h*

#07619

Thomae Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosetteSterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact with Hand-Painted Roses by Thomae

Here is another stunning example of Thomae's superb workmanship ... this sweet little compact again features a full enamel guilloche lid, this time in snow white with a garland of pink roses in full bloom and a single rose in the center.  There is a ring at the top behind the hinge where a chainlink handle could be attached but this did not have one.  Ironically, it is identical in every way to the one above with the exception of the design on the lid and the back.  Inside is a mirror in the lid and there is a loose powder pat in the bottom.  I am including a new tiny lambswool puff with a little pink bow ... absolutely adorable and perfect for this piece.   The base of the compact is polished silver with no engine turned design.  The enamel guilloche is in excellent condition with no notable damage whatsoever.  There are a few tiny dents in the silver case, most on the bottom, but nothing significant.  It is a lovely piece.   Measures 1-1/2" diameter.

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$225 inc. s/h*

#07632

Enamel Guilloche Compact by Watson

rosette Sterling Silver Compact with Cloisonné Enamel Guilloche Hand-Painted Florals and Gold Four-Leaf Clover by Watson

This beautiful compact was made by the Watson Company of Attleboro, Mass., and dates from the early 1900's.  The domed lid is done in cloisonné in aqua blue with two different enamel guilloche designs surrounding a white enamel guilloche center with hand-painted pink flowers and a gold four-leaf clover in the center.  The lid removes completely to reveal an original lambswool puff with blue ruched silk and a tiny silver handle.  The silk is a little frayed but not bad for a hundred some years old!   The sides of the compact have faint engine-turned lines all the way around while the bottom is smooth.  The enameling is in excellent condition and the silver case is in pretty good shape with a few dents which aren't too bad but need to be mentioned, one which is on the side edge that is probably the worst.  Fully hallmarked on both bottom and top.  Measures 1-1/2" diameter x 1" high.

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$299 inc. s/h*

#07622

Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Sterling Silver Impressionist Hand-Painted Romeo & Juliet (Original by Frank Dicksee) Enamel Guilloche Compact by Thomae - Gorgeous!

I just love this gorgeous compact done by Thomae ... it is sterling silver with a full enamel guilloche front in several different guilloche patterns.  First you have the surround background in baby blue ... this is around an oval vignette of a hand-painted figural scene depicting Romeo and Juliet.  This was taken from the very famous painting by Frank Dicksee done in 1884.  It depicts Romeo and Juliet after their wedding night ... he is leaving by way of the balcony and this is the last time they will see each other alive.  So sad!  Inside the compact is a crescent shaped mirror and rouge pot in the lid and a swansdown pink puff in the open base.  The back of the compact is polished smooth silver.  Condition is excellent with the exception of one or two scratches in the clearcoat on the top which are a bit deeper than the normal scuffs visible when held to light but even they are not visible unless the compact is tipped to the light to see them and they do not go into the color.  Even so, I feel the compact's rarity more than compensates for these slight imperfections which, again, you have to look hard to see them or know they are even there.   There is a tiny ring at the top with a spring bail that can open to attach it to a chain for carrying or wearing if desired.   Measures 2" diameter x 3/8" deep.

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$350 inc. s/h*

#7707

Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact Pendant with Hand-Painted Darling Kitten with Pink Bow - So Sweet!

This compact has been a favorite and has been front and center in my collection since 2006.  I just love the little kitten on the front of this compact ... it is just adorable!  So sweet with her pink ribbon bow.  The background is a light cream color enamel guilloche and the base portion of the compact is baby blue enamel guilloche.  The back of the compact is done in matching cream enamel guilloche.  Inside the compact is a mirror in the lid and an open bottom for loose powder.  The interior is all done in gold wash.  The only marking on the compact itself is the number 10 in the powder well.  The ring on the bail is stamped 900 or 925 or 935 (I can't make out the second and third numbers).  Although there is no mark for sterling on the compact itself, I believe it is as it was quite tarnished and I had to polish it for the photos.  It is in excellent condition with no scratches or even scuffs that I can see.   Measures 1-3/4" diameter.

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$799 inc. s/h*

#13615

Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Double Enamel Guilloche Compact by FM Co. with Hand-Painted Flowers

I have had this gorgeous little compact in my collection for many years and it has always made me smile every time I look at it ... there is just something about the design that I love.  The corners are solid black enamel while the center is white enamel guilloche with a beautiful design behind the hand-painted roses.  Around this is a cream color guilloche design that sets off the white and there are flowers painted on each of the four corners.  It is just so stunning!  The back is a cream color enamel guilloche in a rich design as well. The interior opens to reveal two covered compartments, the one side have a double-sided mirror.  It is finished in a gold wash.  The enameling on the front is in excellent condition with only superficial scuffs only visible when held to light with a loupe.  The back is also excellent .. along one edge there is a small area which feels as if it is not even but I cannot see anything with a loupe.  I don't believe there is any damage and that whatever it is is factory original.  In any case, it does not detract at all from the appearance but I need to mention for clarity.  The compact is signed FM Co. on the inside hinge of the mirror.  It measures 1-3/4" x 2-1/4" x 1/2" thick and is pillow shaped. 

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$450 inc. s/h*

#12586

Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact by R & G Co. with Hand-Painted Flowers

This pretty compact by R & G Co. is larger than usual being 2-5/8" diameter.  It is done in sterling silver with a full enamel guilloche front featuring a garland of hand-painted pink roses and blue forget-me-nots on a cream background.  When opened, the compact has a powder well in one side with original puff and a hinged mirror on the other side with a monogram MEL on the front.  The mirror on the other side is cracked.  Beneath this mirror is a compartment for a rouge pot.  The back of the case is engine turned and is stamped Sterling.  There is some discoloration to the silver which shows up more when turned in the light than just looking at it.  There are some scuffs in the clear coat enamel on the top; again, visible when held to light but not when looking directly at it.  There are no chips to the enamel whatsoever.  Due to these slight imperfections, it is being offered at a very low price.  R & G Co. signature can be found inside.

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$199 inc. s/h*

#8897

Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Sterling Silver Cobalt Enamel Guilloche Compact - Austria

This lovely sterling silver compact is done on front and back in a rich cobalt blue enamel guilloche in an identical radiant design on both sides.  I believe it was made in Austria ... the only marks are a Sterling stamp on the inside rim and a stamp on the clasp which appears to be the Austrian sterling symbol with a dog head.  It is so tiny it is difficult to make it out but this is what I believe it is.  The inside has a full mirror in the lid and the base has an open powder well in gold wash finish.  It is in excellent condition overall with no chips or loss to the enamel and only the most superficial scuffs visible when held to light or with a loupe. Color is much deeper and richer than photos show.  Measures 1-3/4" diameter.

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$325 inc. s/h*

#9279

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Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Sterling Silver Figural Enamel Guilloche Compact with Hand-Painted Bluebird and Pink Flowers

This wonderful compact has a full enamel guilloche front done in snow white with pink flowers on branches above and below a beautiful little bluebird in flight.  It is just adorable!  The border surrounding the white enameling has engravings on the sides, top and bottom that remind me of Victorian designs.  The side edges are richly embossed all the way around in ornate designs and the back is engine turned.  Inside the compact is a full-size mirror on one side and a gold washed compartment on the other fitted with rouge and powder pats and a holder for lipstick (the lipstick is no longer there).  The bar and link chain handle has embossed designs on the bars.  It is in excellent condition overall ... only apology is a link in the chain is missing and was attached with a black thread.  I honestly thought it was remnants of an old price tag until I looked at these pics and saw that it was actually holding the chain together.  This is easily remedied and I will try to have it replaced prior to selling but needed to explain the picture. The left edge has a teeny little dent in the edge ... visible in a close-up I have included but not noticeable from the top.  It measures 2-1/8" x 2-1/2" (not counting clasp) and the chain has a 4-3/4" drop.

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$425 inc. s/h*

#7645

Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Sterling Silver Turquoise Enamel Guilloche Compact by F & B - Large Size!

I am always hesitant to describe anything as mint condition but the enamel guilloche on this one is about as close as you are going to get ... I have had it wrapped up in velvet since I bought it in 2000.  It is much bigger than the average compact measuring 2-5/8" diameter.  It is completely done in a rich turquoise enamel guilloche on both front and back and has a band of black enameling around the lid for accent. The little lift tab is embossed with a pretty design.  Inside the compact is a screen for sifting loose powder and a puff which is not original but is old.  The mirror in the lid is missing but the retaining ring is intact so it would not be a problem to replace if desired. As I said, the enameling on this one is pretty much mint condition but the compact has been used and there are traces of powder still inside.  Made by F & B and marked Sterling, it is a beauty for sure!

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$399 inc. s/h*

#8108

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Austria Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Set

rosette 3-Pc. Set Sterling Silver Gold Enamel Guilloche Compact, Card Case & Lipstick Made in Austria

This is an absolutely fabulous sterling silver set made in Austria all in a rich gold enamel guilloche.   The hallmarks are all the same Austria stamp for 935 sterling but the color of the enameling is slightly different ... the case and lipstick are almost identical but the compact is a shade darker.  And the guilloche designs are not exactly the same.  That being said, they still look fantastic together. The enamel guilloche is all in excellent condition with no chips or serious scratches; only the most minute superficial scuffs barely visible only when held to light or with a loupe.  The compact has an ornately pierced and cut center vignette with an overflowing urn of flowers which has white enamel.  The case has a similar pierced and cut center vignette also with an overflowing urn of flowers and there are 3-dimensional full-bloom roses embossed all the way around the sides.  The lipstick has an ornately embossed cap.  Inside the compact is a full beveled mirror in the lid and an open well in the base for powder pat.  The case is open for either calling cards or paper money or cigarettes.  The lipstick still retains red lipstick in it.  There are lots of pictures so be sure to look at them all (19 to be exact!). 

    Compact measures almost 2-1/2" diameter (SOLD)
    Case measures 3-1/8" x 2" x 1/2" (SOLD)
    Lipstick is 1-5/8" long

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Compact Only
$475 inc. s/h*
#9995
SOLD

Case Only
$375 inc. s/h*
#9995
SOLD

Lipstick Only
$125 inc. s/h*
#9995

 

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Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Pendant Compact

rosette Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Pendant Compact

This pretty little sterling silver compact is meant to be sworn as a pendant or attached to a chatelaine.  The lid portion is covered in a rich Wedgwood blue shade of enamel guilloche.  It opens so that when it is raised to your face, the compact mirror would be facing you.  The back of the case is elegantly monogrammed "JEB".  Inside the compact is a little swansdown puff (well worn) with a ribbon tab. The original mirror in the lid has a very wide bevel but alas, the silvering is pretty well shot.  This is a very early piece probably dating from the mid to late 1800's.  There are hallmarks on the rim but they are so worn I can't date it definitively but they appear to be English, probably Birmingham or London.  The silver content is very high and there are two very tiny dents in the outer rim but the enamel guilloche is all perfect.  It is a very sweet piece!  Measures a wee bit over 1-1/2" diameter.

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$199 inc. s/h*

#10914

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Wells Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact with Hand-Painted Roses by Wells, Inc.

Here is a darling little sterling silver compact or patch box which was made by Wells, Inc. of Attleboro, Massachusetts. The box has a wreath of hand-painted pink roses on a snowy white enamel guilloche background ... so pretty!  The compact opens to reveal a sweet little swansdown puff with silk ruching and a faux ivory handle (down is pretty worn).  There may or may not have ever been a mirror in the lid ... there is no indication that there was one but there is room to add one in if desired.  The lid snaps shut tightly so this could easily lend itself to use as a pill box.  It is stamped Wells Sterling on the bottom.  The lid has a rolled edge as does the bottom which makes a nice profile from the side.  Measures a bit over 1-1/4" diameter (tiny!) x a bit under 1/2" deep (lid is slightly domed).  Enameling is in great shape with no chips or damage that I can see.

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$199 inc. s/h*

#9488

Enamel Guilloche Pendant Compact

rosette Adorable Enamel Guilloche Pendant Compact by R & G Company

Very hard to find are these pendant compacts with full-front enamel guilloche, this one with a hand-painted ribbon and pink flower on ivory background.  The back of the compact is damascened in a snowflake design, all on gold metal.  And it is bordered with a lovely twisted rope in gold.  The interior is absolutely adorable with the original oval puff and powder pot on one side and the metallic mirror on the other.  The bail is original and has rings to attach a chain to each side (chain no longer with it).  The powder pot is removable and beneath it is the original little reorder slip from R & G Co. of Attleboro, Mass. -- all for the low price of 25 cents in stamps!  Now that certainly tells you how old this is :-)   The enameling is all in excellent condition as is the entire compact.  It measures 1-3/8" wide x 1-3/4" high.

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$275 inc. s/h*

#11887

Enamel Guilloche Pendant Compact

rosette Pentagon Shaped Enamel Guilloche Pendant Compact with Hand-Painted Rose and Forget-Me-Nots

This little pendant compact is done in a pentagon shape and has a very pretty design to the enamel guilloche on the front -- you have to look at the pictures to see.  The center pink rose is set in an ivory background of concentric circles.  Outside that is a snow white background of radiating bands in the guilloche with hand-painted blue flowers encircling the entire edge. And the side edges are richly embossed in a beautiful cut design.  The compact opens from the lower right corner and has a mirror in the lid and an open powder well in the base.  There is a wisp of cloth in there for a puff but not original.  It is unmarked but reminds me of Evans compacts that I have had that are similar ... usually marked with paper labels which are lost with time.  Enameling is in pretty good condition overall .. there is one teeny scratch only in clearcoat which can be felt rather than seen.  Other than that it is great.  Back of compact is just gold tone metal which does show minor wear.  Comes with gold rope chain.  Measures 1-3/4" wide at top of pentagon x 1-5/8" high overall.

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$250 inc. s/h*

#9785

Evans Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Lovely Art Deco Enamel Guilloche Tap-Sift Compact by Evans in Unique Triangle Shape

This is a very pretty compact by Evans done in a stunning Art Deco design on a pale yellow enamel guilloche.  The pattern in the guilloche background radiates out from the bottom center almost giving the appearance of sun's rays rising over skyscrapers ... so pretty!  The sides of the case are richly embossed in flowers and deco geometric designs.  The back is also bordered in this same elegant embossing while the middle portion is engine-turned in more geometric deco designs.  Inside the compact is a tap-sift powder dispenser in the base with an original puff.  The top features a metallic mirror in the lid which will open to reveal a full rouge pot beneath.  The enamel guilloche does have myriad scratches on the surface clear portion only, not into the background.  The black portions are solid enamel rather than guilloche and these also have some scratches visible when held to light.  When looking directly at it, none of these flaws are easily visible without turning it into the light or looking closely with a loupe.  There are no chips.  The other thing I need to point out is that the hinge, when opened, is a bit wobbly but it opens and closes fine ... just feels a tad loose.  And of course, the compact inside does show use.  All of this is taken into consideration in pricing this piece which is a rare gem in any condition!  Measures 2-1/4" wide at the top corners and 2-1/4" from top to bottom.

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$299 inc. s/h*

#12811

Marathon Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Lemon Yellow Double Enamel Guilloche Compact with Hand-Painted Roses by Marathon

This is a very pretty lemon yellow double enamel guilloche compact with a hand-painted blue forget-me-not and roses on the front made by Marathon. The back is lemon yellow enamel guilloche in a star design ... very intricate and pretty! The metal is silver but it is not sterling. Inside the compact is a rotating powder sifter in the base and an original puff.  Inside the lid is a double-sided metallic mirror and beneath that is a rouge pot also with original puff. It is a chubby pillow shape and is in perfect condition with no chips or damage to the enamel ... the enameling in the section right behind the hinge does not go to the edges completely but upon inspection with a loupe, it appears this was manufactured this way so I don't consider it a flaw.  Measures 2-1/8" diameter.

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$275 inc. s/h*

#9410

Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Evans? Enamel Gulloche Compact with Hand-Painted Wild Roses

Here is a lovely compact with double enamel guilloche (front and back).  The front has a lovely hand-painted branch with two wild roses and leaves in pink and green on a pale ivory background.  The color of the enamel guilloche on the rest of the compact is a pale yellow or a darker ivory ... the shades are very subtle.  Inside is a sifter base for powder and the lid has a metallic mirror with rouge pot beneath. The rouge is brand new and bears the stamp Mayfair Evans so that is why I am assuming this is an Evans compact even though that is the only insignia indicating such.  There is also an original rouge puff inside as well.  As for condition, enamel is all in great shape.  There is a funny brownish discoloration at the top near the hinge visible in the pictures ... it is beneath the clearcoat and it is not damage ... it's almost as if the painter who did the branches accidentally smudged some of the paint.  In any event, not a big deal and does not really detract ... priced accordingly.  Measures 2-1/8" diameter.

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$199 inc. s/h*

#9047

Enamel Guilloche Compact/Perfume rosetteSterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Combination Compact / Perfume with Hand-Painted Roses

Combination compact/perfumes are exceptionally rare and this beauty has ben in my possession since 2000.  I've enjoyed owning it all these years but it is now time to move along to someone else to love and cherish as I have.  The compact is a beautiful shade of robins egg blue with pink roses and blue forget-me-nots in the center and around the outer edge.  And there is even the same center design repeated on the back.  The tiny screw cap is also finished in blue enamel guilloche.  The compact opens to reveal a mirror in the lid which is still in excellent condition and an open powder well in the base.  It is marked STERLING on the rim of the mirror.  The enameling on the compact is in excellent condition.  The cap has a discoloration which looks like a fracture but the surface is smooth and there is no chip or break at all, so not sure what this actually is from.  It is not that noticeable ... almost looks like a shadow.  Overall it is a fantastic piece and one that is sure to delight you!  Measures 1-7/8" diameter x 2-1/4" high to top of cap. 

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$950 inc. s/h*

#9025

Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosetteLavender Enamel Guilloche Compact with Hand-Painted Roses by F M Co.

This beautiful enamel guilloche compact was made by F M Co. and is done in a lovely shade of lavender with a snow white center and hand-painted pink roses set around the edge.  The design in the white enamel guilloche is a large flower and is just so pretty (see the close-ups).  The back is done in all lavender enamel guilloche.  The compact opens to reveal a crescent mirror in the lid and a rouge pot.  The base contains a rotating powder sifter and a puff which is probably original, can't swear to it though.  The enameling is in mint condition on the top and the bottom is near mint with only very minor scuffs visible only when held to light with a loupe.  Comes with a little suede pouch to protect it.  Measures 2-1/8" diameter.

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$350 inc. s/h*

#12441

Enamel Guilloche Compact and Mirror

rosette Vienna Sterling Silver Cobalt Blue Enamel Guilloche Compact and Matching Birmingham Mirror

I have had this set in my collection for years ...it did not come together but they matched so perfectly that I have had them together and they look great.  However, since they are not an original matched set, I will sell them separately.  The compact and mirror are both sterling silver with cobalt enamel guilloche.  The compact is hallmarked for Vienna, Austria, between 1872-1922 (Diana's head mark).  The mirror was made in England, Birmingham, and bears the hallmark for Levi & Salaman circa 1921.  The compact has a mirror in the lid (with foxing due to age) and a pretty twisted rope bezel holding it in place.  The little purse-size mirror has a tiny ring on the end to attache to a necklace or chatelaine.  Both pieces are in excellent condition with no chips or noticeable scratches to the enamel.  Compact back has some superficial scuffs when held to light but nothing serious.  Compact measures 1-5/8" diameter.  Mirror is 1-3/8" diameter x approximately 2-1/2" long.

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Compact Only
$350 inc. s/h*
#8904

Mirror Only
$325 inc. s/h*
#12751

Compact & Mirror
$625 inc. s/h*

Enamel Guilloche Pendant Compact

rosette Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Triangle Pendant Compact with Original Puff

Here is a truly lovely little pendant compact in a triangular shape ... it is sterling silver (marked 935) and has a hallmark which I believe is for A. T. Gunner & Co. (a star) which is found in the powder well.  Both the front and back of this compact are done in a baby blue shade of enamel guilloche.  Inside the lid is a full mirror in good usable condition.  The base has the original powder puff in an open well for a small pat of powder.  The little ring at the top will slip easily onto a chain to be worn as a necklace if desired.  Enameling is in excellent condition with only minimal superficial scuffs visible only when held to light or looked at through a loupe.  Measures 1-1/4" wide at bottom edge x 1-1/4" high overall.

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$399 inc. s/h*

#11243

Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosetteSterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact with Cherubs by R. Blackinton Co.

This beautiful enamel guilloche compact was made by R. Blackinton Co. and features two cherubs on the front ... one is playing a flute while the other has a pair of cymbals.  The border even has musical instruments in the design.  This is all done on a lovely sky blue shade of enamel guilloche.  The compact is made in 2 sections.  The topmost section opens for power and there is a place in the lid for a mirror.  The retainer is still there but the mirror is gone (easily replaced).  The bottom portion opens to reveal a spring-loaded compartment that would hold a dime (back in the day you could get a ride home for that coin!).  There is a tiny ring on the top where a chain could be attached ... probably would have been used to add to a chatelaine at one time.  The back side is plain solid silver with no enamel. It is a lovely compact and is in very good condition with no damage to the enamel.  Measures 1-3/8" diameter x 3/4" deep.

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$325 inc. s/h*

#8819

Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact with Hand-Painted Pansies or Violets in Original Box

This beautiful enamel guilloche compact has been a prize of my collection for many, many years (15 to be exact!) and I still cherish it today.  It is done in a beautiful pale green -- almost aqua -- shade with blue violets or pansies on the front.  It has a tiny ring where it can be attached to a chain and worn as a necklace which makes it even more special.  The back is done in green enamel guilloche as well.  Inside is a mirror in the lid and an original puff in the open base.  The little box it comes in has a floral design imprinted on all sides and a bit of cotton batting for it to lie on.  It is in excellent condition throughout with no apologies whatsoever! There is a hallmark on the ring which I cannot identify ... either HBM or W&H depending on how you look at it. And two lozenge stamps which would have been the sterling stamp.  Measures 1-5/8" diameter.

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$599 inc. s/h*

#8912

Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette "Rigid Handle" Enamel Guilloche Compact by F. M. Co.

Here is another rigid handle enamel guilloche compact by F. M. Co. that has been in my collection for many years.  It is a design that I have never run across again and is just so pretty.  The front has a center panel which is divided diagonally into a pale creamy ivory/yellow shade on the top and a pale aqua on the bottom.  At the top and bottom are two nosegayes of pink hand-painted roses which are outlined on the corners with gold.  So pretty!  Then on either side of this center panel are two sections of green enamel guilloche ... paler celery green toward the middle and a more emerald green on the outer edge.  The back of the compact repeats this design with the exception of the center panel which is done in the pale aqua enamel guilloche.  It is truly stunning!  The rigid handle is cloisonne aqua enamel which is missing some of the enamel (a common occurrence with these) ... it will be visible in the pics   The interior features double compartments: in the top portion is a covered powder well; in the bottom (or front) portion is a double-sided mirror with a rouge pot beneath it. Enameling on compact portion is all excellent.  Measures almost 2-1/8" wide x 2-1/2" high not counting handle.

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$325 inc. s/h*

#10917

Enamel Guilloche Compact with Handle

Handle is removable

rosette Sterling Silver Double Pink Enamel Guilloche Compact with Matching Removable Rigid Handle - VERY RARE!!!

I have held on to this piece for many, many years because I just love the rigid wrist handle that came with it ... just the most elegant thing I have ever seen! And in all my years of collecting, it is the only one of its kind I have ever run across. Both pieces are marked only Sterling (there is a trace of another hallmark but I can't make it out) so it was more than likely made here in the U.S. around 1900. The pink is a nice soft baby pink, not a dark hot pink color. It is octagon shaped and has the enamel on both sides so that when wearing it, if it spins around (which the handle allows it to do), both sides will look the same. The handle is completely removable so if you wish to carry the compact separately, that can easily be done. Inside is a round mirror in the lid portion and a lovely little pink swansdown puff in the base. It is meant to carry loose powder or a powder pat. There is no chipping or damage to the enamel itself; however, on the compact, there are surface scuffs (not deep scratches) which are visible when held to light. In a piece as rare as this, that is totally forgivable to me as it just shows that someone truly loved it and did use it. The compact measures almost 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 1/2" deep. The wrist handle is 2-1/2" diameter not counting the drop area. Overall length when hanging is 6".

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$799 inc. s/h*

#10259

Enamel Guilloche Combo Compact/Salts

rosette Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Combination Compact and Smelling Salts Bottle - VERY RARE!!!

Circa 1900, this rare and unique combination salts container and compact is made of fine crystal, sterling silver, and gorgeous deep blue enamel guilloche. In all my years of collecting, I have never seen another like it! It is marked 925 sterling and an Austrian hallmark which I cannot make out clearly enough to identify. There are two distinct sections to this piece: the top opens to reveal a small compact with mirror and the bottom opens to reveal a heavy crystal stopper which removes to store the salts. The sides of the bottle are cut in panel designs and the base has a star design cut into it ... the crystal is of a fine quality and is all polished and cut rather than molded. This is an exquisite, very fine piece ... when held in your hand, you can just feel the quality of it. Please view all the pictures ... you will be amazed! It is in excellent condition throughout with exception of the mirror which has significant silver loss due to age. Measures 1-1/2" diameter x 2-3/4" high.

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$1,200 inc. s/h*

#17183

Enamel Compact

rosette Enameled Hand-Painted Full Scenic Compact with Ornate French Style Embossed Gold Case

I wish I knew more about this gorgeous compact with a full hand-painted scene on the lid of a cottage next to a lake ... it is so tranquil and serene it just takes me away when I gaze at it. It isn't the typically found guilloche pattern but there is a design in the metal beneath the enameling that is evident ... just not what we are used to seeing. This one actually makes the scene look more like an original painting. The case on this one if very ornate with a tightly twisted gold rope all around the scene on the lid which is replicated inside around the beveled mirror. The sides of the case are richly embossed in French fashion which leads me to believe it is French in origin but I cannot find a mark to indicate it as such. Inside can be found an original ruched puff which has never been used but the little center button of the puff is missing ... I will try to find a little pearl one to add. Compact overall is in excellent condition! Measures 3" diameter and has a slightly curved top making it about 3/4" deep.

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$299 inc. s/h*

#17199

Enamel Compact

rosette Jeweled and Enameled French Compact

This is a very pretty French compact in a deep pink enamel border with 4 inset enamel guilloche ovals with hand-painted roses on each one. Scattered all round these are prong-set little pearls (not real) and enameled green and pink decorations. It is a very different compact and very pretty. Inside is a beveled mirror in the lid with some age spots (visible in pic). The bottom of the case has some dents which are more visible on the inside than the outside. The pink enamel on the outermost edge has no loss or chips but when looked at closely there is some fine crazing. Overall it is in very good condition for its age. Marked "Made in France" inside on the bottom. Measures 2-3/8" diameter.

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$175 inc. s/h*

#17192

Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Sterling Silver Figural Enamel Guilloche Compact

I just love the design on this beautiful enamel guilloche compact ... the scene on the lid is hand-painted in black silhouette over an iridescent guilloche background of a lake and a sunset with a nude nymph, her towel draped across her, about to take a dip. The scene is so serene and tranquil ... and the colors are beautiful. The sky is a very pale blue/green and the back of the compact is this same color in enamel guilloche as well. Inside the lid is a mirror which has some age foxing and silver loss but still somewhat usable. The base is open and has a little swansdown puff. The compact is sterling silver but the hallmark stamps on the inner rim are not clear enough to make out. Enameling is all in excellent condition ... compact is pillow shaped as opposed to flat and measures 1-3/4" diameter.

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$499 inc. s/h*

#8410

Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Elgin American Enamel Guilloche Compact in Original Box

This is a lovely compact by Elgin American in enamel guilloche on the front and back, and hand-painted flowers on the front. The largest portion of the front and back are done in light mint green enamel guilloche with a plain black enamel border. The center portion of the front is white and has pink flowers above and below. Inside the compact is a full mirror in the lid with some very minor age foxing. The original puff is still inside. Beneath the puff in the bottom portion is a covered rouge pot and powder compartment with remnants of powder. The rouge is gone but the refill information is stamped inside (see close-ups). The original Elgin American satin -lined velvet box is included with it ... it seems a bit oversized for the compact so it's possible there was a lighter or some other item in here with it but I can't swear to that. There is no indication that there was, it's just that the box is bigger than the compact necessitates. This is a very large size compact measuring a bit over 2-3/4" diameter. The enameling is all in very good condition with no obvious loss or damage.

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$225 inc. s/h*

#9537

Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Cloisonne' Enamel Guilloche Compact with Hand-Painted Roses

Here is a delightful little compact with an attached bar and link chain wrist handle ... the entire lid portion is done in snow white enamel guilloche with four pink roses. The outer rim is done in black cloisonne' enamel. The back of the compact is identical to the front minus the roses. Atop the hinge is a very pretty diamond cut design engraved in the metal ... a really nice touch! Inside the compact there is a crescent shaped mirror in the lid and an open rouge pot. The base is engine turned and open for loose powder. There is no puff. As for condition: this is not a sterling compact and some of the silver has wear to it that is much worse looking in my photos. There is a teeny little speck of enamel loss righ at the top of the white front center at the very edge. On the back is a little brown dot beneath the enameling that shows through the white ... this is not a chip, it is under the enameling. All of that being said, this is still a very beautiful compact that to the naked eye appears perfect. It is my pictures that make it look bad! :-) It measures 2-1/4" diameter and the chain has a 5" drop. The compact is pillow shaped.

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$199 inc. s/h*

#9590

Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Lilac Enamel Guilloche Compact with Hand-Painted Rose & Flowers by Marathon

This is a very pretty lilac double enamel guilloche compact with a hand-painted rose and blue forget-me-nots on the front made by Marathon. The back is lilac enamel guilloche in a star design ... very intricate and pretty! The metal is silver but it is not sterling. Inside the compact is  rotating powder sifter in the base.  Inside the lid is a double-sided metallic mirror in excellent condition. Beneath that is a rouge pot and both original puffs are included. It is a chubby pillow shape and is in perfect condition with no chips or damage to the enamel. Measures 2-1/8" diameter.

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$325 inc. s/h*

#13718

Enamel Guilloche Patch Box

rosette Tiny Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Chatelaine Patch Box from Germany - Optional Additional Chain

This sterling silver enamel guilloche patch box was made for a chatelaine, necklace, or fob as it has a tiny ring on the top. It is beautifully done in an aqua enamel guilloche and the lid has a goldish tint to it which you can see in the pictures ... very unusual! It could be used for pills today but was originally meant for carrying the decorative patches ladies used to adorn themselves with. Made in Germany, it is signed Sterling Silver Germany on the rim. Measures 1" diameter x 1/2" deep.

Note: I have recently purchased an enameled chain that goes nicely with this. I have added two pictures of it with the compact. The enamel on the chain is not guilloche and does have some normal age wear. I paid $100 for this recently and will offer it with this compact at my cost if someone is interested.

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$175 inc. s/h*

#10174


$275 w/chain
inc. s/h*

#10174

Enamel Guilloche Compact rosette Sterling Silver Champagne Enamel Guilloche Pendant Compact

This lovely little enamel guilloche compact is meant to hang on a necklace or a fob by a tiny ring on the top. The piece is made of an unusual shade of enamel guilloche that I refer to as champagne as that is what it reminds me of. Both front and back are done in zigzag rays that almost look as though they are moving when dangling in the light. The compact is pillow shaped as opposed to flat. The inside has a tiny lambswool puff ... there is no mirror and I'm not sure there ever was one as the lid does not open fully. It is stamped 935 for sterling on the inner lid rim and has a flower shaped stamp that I am not sure what hallmark that is for. It is quite diminiutive in size measuring only 1-1/4" diameter and is in excellent condition. 

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$245 inc. s/h*

#11418

Teal Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette French Teal & Cobalt Enamel Guilloche Chatelaine Compact in Embossed Gold Case

This beautiful little chatelaine compact was made in France and both sides are completely covered in teal enamel guilloche with cobalt blue borders.  It is oval shaped and the sides are richly embossed with lovely flowers and leaves with diagonal scrolls between.  Inside there is a beveled mirror in the lid with a twisted rope bezel ... the mirror has considerable fogging due to age (this is from the late 1800's).  There is a swansdown puff inside but I don't believe it is old as condition is too good.  The enameling is all in excellent condition and there is a tiny ring at the top to attach it to a chatelaine. It is stamped "Made in France" in the base. Measures almost 2" across x 1-1/2" wide x a tad under 1/2" deep.

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$275 inc. s/h*

#10225

Evans Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Evans Enamel Guilloche Compact with Hand-Painted Pink Flowers

This compact by Evans is a bit unusual in that I have not had another by that company that looks like this one.  The lid on this case is completely covered in a pretty shade of mint green with pink flowers that are hand-painted ... again unusual for Evans.  The case is richly embossed around the edges and the bottom is engine turned.  It has a gold sheen to it but does show some wear.  Inside is a metallic mirror in the lid which lifts to reveal a rouge pot beneath with rouge intact.  The base has an original well used puff over their patented TapSift powder well.  Enamel guilloche is in excellent condition but there is wear to the goldtone case (priced accordingly ... see photos).  Measures 2-1/4" diameter.

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$125 inc. s/h*

#9362

F & B Co. Enamel Guilloche Compact rosette F & B Sterling Silver Lilac Double Enamel Guilloche Compact with Flower Basket

Here is an exquisite compact made by F & B ... it is done in a beautiful lilac enamel guilloche with a hand-painted basket of roses on the front and bordered in black. The area around the basket is a pale, pale buttery yellow and the very middle is snowy white. The guilloche designs are extraordinary!  The interior features two separate compartments with rouge in the lid and powder well in base, both with original (used) puffs and contents. Between these two sides is a double-sided mirror. There is a wrist holder which would have been braided at one time but has frayed from use. Both of the metal pieces are there and perhaps the black cording could be rewoven. We have added a new black tassel to the bottom as there was a ring there for it. This matches what would have been there originally and is removable if you do not want it.  The compact has the sterling and F & B hallmarks inside.  Enameling is all excellent.  There is a mark on the silver right edge at 3 o'clock that may be a scratch but I cannot tell for sure.  Otherwise it is great!  Measures 2-1/8" diameter. 

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$375 inc. s/h*

#11925

Bliss Bros. Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Lilac Enamel Guilloche Compact with Hand-Painted Roses Gold Bird by Bliss Bros. (BBCo)

This is a very pretty lilac double enamel guilloche compact with hand-painted roses and a lovely little gold bird on the front. The metal is silver but it is not sterling. Inside the compact is a mirror in the lid and a rotating sifter with original unused puff in the bottom. Enameling is all in excellent condition with only superficial minor scuffs visible when held to light. Measures 1-3/4" diameter.

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$295 inc. s/h*

#11288

Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Lilac Enamel Guilloche Compact Hand-Painted Bouquet

This is a very pretty lilac double enamel guilloche compact with a hand-painted flower bouquet on the front. The metal is silver but it is not sterling. Inside the compact is  rotating powder sifter in the base.  There is no mirror and it is priced accordingly ... I am sure a mirror could be cut to fit but there is no indication that one was ever in there.  In fact, the silver powder cover is shiny enough to act as a mirror.  The enameling on the top is in perfect condition; the bottom enamel has a few scuff marks.  Measures 2-1/4" diameter.

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$199 inc. s/h*

#11923

Emerald Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Emerald "Jeweled" Enamel Guilloche Compact in Embossed Gold Case

The embossed gold case on this is very similar to the French bronze pieces I have had but I cannot find a mark on it anywhere. The lid on this is absolutely exquisite ... the emerald green enamel around the edges is deeply set to look like cut emeralds. The center design is hand-painted flowers on a white center bordered by emerald enamel guilloche. The entire case is beautifully embossed with floral designs on the top and side while the bottom has a pebbled finish. Inside is a lovely oval beveled mirror in the lid with a tiny rope twist bezel an a swansdown puff in the bottom. Measures 2-3/8" x 2" x 1/2" deep.

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$175 inc. s/h*

#9289

Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Double Enamel Guilloche Compact by F.M. Co.

This compact is extremely gorgeous in person but I just could not capture it in a picture. Made by F.M. Co., there are FOUR different guilloche designs on the front of this one as well as hand-painted roses around a center vignette and TWO different designs on the back. The color is a pretty minty aqua green with vivid bright white diagonal accents. The center is a very pale buttery yellow with pink roses. It is truly stunning! Inside is a double mirror in the lid which lifts to reveal a rouge pot. The base has a covered powder well. Interior is all done in gold wash. Signed F.M.Co. on the back of the mirror rim. It is in super fine condition with no scuffs on the enameling and no damage whatsoever. Measures 2-1/4" x 1-3/4".

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$225 inc. s/h*

#15278

Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosetteDouble Enamel Guilloche Compact by R. & G. Co.

Here is a lovely double enamel guilloche compact with rigid handle by R. & G. Co. which is in near mint condition. The outside is done in an ivory ornate enamel guilloche with hand-painted pansy and roses on the front. The rigid handle is done in black enamel cloisonne. The interior of the compact is done in gold wash and has both of the original puffs, unused, and even has the original factory packing slip. The rouge pat has a hold in the foil which caused some rouge to get on the puff but it has not been used. This is about as close to factory perfect as you will find. No scuffs whatsoever on the outside either! Measures 2" x 2" plus 1" for handle.

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$299 inc. s/h*

#15277

Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Unique Enamel Guilloche Compact with Vase of Flowers

This is a very unique compact whose manufacturer is unknown. It is one I have not had before ... what makes it unique is that the front of the compact is done in enamel guilloche while the back is a smooth enamel. And the flower vase on front is different from any other I have seen ... it almost looks like a birdbath with a blue bird in it and flowers but upon closer inspection, I think it is a vase with flowers. Either way it is really nice. The lid is a snowy white enamel guilloche with the hand-painted vase. The outer portion is an ivory enamel guilloche with tiny yellow flowers in the top corners and bottom. The back is ivory enamel. There is a chainlink handle to carry it which almost makes me put it in the vanity purses page but I have decided to leave it here instead. Inside is a rotating powder sifter in the base. The mirror in the lid is missing but could easily be added.  The exterior is all perfect. Measures 2-1/4" x 2-1/2" not counting handle.

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$275 inc. s/h*

#11498

Thomae Double Sided Compact

rosette Fabulous Thomae Sterling Silver Double-Sided Enamel Guilloche Compact with Original La-May Papers Inside

This is an absolutely stunning double-sided compact made by Thomae in sterling silver with truly beautiful designs in the baby blue enamel guilloche. Both sides of the case are identical on the outside but when opened, one side is for rouge and the other for powder. There are original paper inserts for the powder and rouge that were made by La-May. The enamel guilloche goes all the way to the edges with only a narrow band of acanthus leaves embossed in the silver bordering it. Hallmarks can be found on the inner rim. There is a fine link chain that came with it but I don't think it is original and could probably be replaced if desired. Fantastic condition ... on one side at the top it appears the blue is slightly darker but this is in the manufacturing and not damage. It isquite large ... measures 2-1/2" diameter x a full 1" wide!

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$650 inc. s/h*

#8928

SOLD

Scenic Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Scenic Enamel & Enamel Guilloche Compact with Variant of "Moonlight in Venice" Painting by Thomas Moran

Painters who painted these compacts took artistic license and duplicated this famous painting with many variations and this is no exception. The scene is beautifully done with subtle color changes in an enameled top - not guilloche - while the back of the compact is finished in a lovely deep periwinkle blue which is enamel guilloche. Rarely do you find the combination of both types of enameling on one compact but the effect is stunning. The painting on the lid completely covers it with no border at all. It is not sterling but has a copper color to the metal. Inside the lid is a mirror with a rope bezel retainer. The bottom has a rotating sifter in gold and an old puff which is probably not original. There are no makers marks. As for condition, the enamel on the lid is perfect and the bottom is perfect. On one side at about the 3:30 position is a very old and very well done repair. I have seen papers in compacts where you could actually return them to the maker to be repaired professionally and this appears to have been done in that way. Please see all pics for close-up of this area. Measures 2-1/8" diameter.

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$325 inc. s/h*

#11539

French Jeweled Compact

rosette French Jeweled Compact with Enamel Guilloche & Hand-Painted Nosegay

Here is a sweet little gold compact made in France with a jeweled cloisonne top and rich blue enamel guilloche center with hand-painted floral nosegay. The blue in the center of this one is a very striking deep blue shade that I could not seem to capture with the camera ... it has a depth which did not show up to advantage at all. The hand-painted florals are raised to the touch and these also did not photograph to advantage. It is much, much prettier in person! There are two pearly gems set on either side of the center. But just look at the inside of this one! It is heavenly with a wide-beveled mirror in the lid surrounded with a rope-twist retainer. And in the base is the sweetest little original puff with ruched cover and ring to lift ... adorable! It is stamped Made in France on the bottom and the sides of the case and base are richly embossed. There is a little ring on the top to attach it to a chatelaine so I would date it to the later 1800's. Be sure to look at all the close-ups to appreciate the beauty of this little gem. Measures1-3/4" across x 1-3/8" wide x a bit over 1/2" deep.

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$325 inc. s/h*

#13400

Scenic Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Octagonal Peach Enamel Guilloche Compact with Rare Hand-Painted Garden Scene

I have had this lovely and unusual compact in my possession for some time and I will start out by saying right up front that it is NOT perfect and has its flaws, however, it is such an appealing and unique piece that none of this bothers me in the least. I have enjoyed it for many years and now it is time to pass it along. The base metal on this one appears to be some type of copper alloy as it is a pinkish hue which matches the color of the enamel guilloche. The lid on this one is a full hand-painted scene of an English lane with steps leading up to a beautiful garden lush with flowers. The entire base of the compact is done in peach enamel guilloche on the top and bottom with intricate designs in the guilloche. Inside the compact is a mirror in the lid with a rope-twist retainer around it and the bottom is fitted with a rotating powder sifter. It resembles the sterling compacts of Austria but this one is unmarked so I have no idea of the origin. All I know is that it is quite attractive. Now for the condition: the enamel on the lid is excellent with only superficial scuffs visible when held to light ... very hard to see at all. The bottom of the compact is also excellent with -- again -- superficial scuffs barely visible when held to light. There is a little "dimple" in the original enameling that I only just noticed now. The peach enamel guilloche on the top edges have some funky looking scratches or lines that are readily visible ... pictures will show these clearly. Measures 2-1/4" x 2-1/4".

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$299 inc. s/h*

#13613

Bliss Bros. Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Lilac Enamel Guilloche Compact with Gold Bird by Bliss Bros. (BBCo)

This is a very pretty lilac double enamel guilloche compact with hand-painted flowers and a lovely little gold bird on the front. The metal is silver but it is not sterling. Inside the compact is a mirror in the lid and a rotating sifter with original puff in the bottom. The lid does not snap closed tightly but will lie flat ... not sure why this is so as I cannot see how it should close. It seems to be a spring loaded closure which will close flat when pressed. Price is reduced to reflect this but it is not a problem at all if you wish to display it. The enameling is all in excellent condition. Measures 1-3/4" diameter.

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$150 inc. s/h*

#10214

Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette"Rigid Handle" Art Deco Enamel Guilloche Compact by R & G

This is a wonderful art deco design enamel guilloche compact by R & G (Ripley & Gowan) with a stylized "stepped" vase of flowers on the front and vivid "stripes" on either side of it in black and blue. The background on the floral panel is an ivory shade with pretty guilloche designs showing through ... this same color and design is repeated on the entire back of the compact. The "stepped" design of the vase is repeated in the shape of the compact itself which lends to its beauty. This compact also has the enameled rigid handle to carry it. Inside the case is a rotating powder sifter with puff in the top (full of powder) and a covered rouge pot with puff in the bottom, also with a full rouge pat. The cover of the rouge pot has beautiful engine turned designs and a mirror on the reverse side. The R & G signature stamp can be found on the top of the mirror rim. As for condition, there is enamel loss on both sides of the handle. Unfortunately, this is typical of these handles for some reason ... probably because the enameled areas are so small. On the inside, there is some discoloration in the metal probably from moisture which has pitted the metal. There is also pitting in the metal on the case itself. However, the enamel is all perfect on the case so that is the good news. Measures approximately 2-1/8" square not counting handle.

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$325 inc. s/h*

#10519

Double Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Cloisonne' Double Enamel Guilloche Patch Box or Compact Made in France

Made in France, this is an early patch box or compact (loose powder) but could also be used as a pill box. The top is done in beautiful cloisonne around a white center with hand-painted florals on a white enameled background. The base of the box is also done in enamel guilloche in teal to match the top border ... see pics to see what I mean. Sides of the box are richly embossed as typically found in the larger French jewelry caskets. Inside the lid is a tiny beveled mirror set in a rope-twist bezel. There is a little puff inside as well -- older, but I would not say it is original. Stamped "Made in France" on inner mirror rim. Entire piece is in excellent condition with only one teeny fleabite in the white enamel top on the lower left corner. Measures 1-1/2" across at the widest point.

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$225 inc. s/h*

#14110

Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Gift Set

rosette Enamel Guilloche Sterling Silver Gift Set by R & G and LaMode in Presentation Box - Lipstick/Perfume Combo, Compact & Perfume

This is one of those rare finds that was a gift sure to delight a roaring 20's flapper! Still in its original presentation box, this lovely set was a combined effort between R & G (Ripley & Gowan) and LaMode (both hallmarks can be found in the compact). All 3 pieces are signed Sterling and consist of beautiful snowy white enamel guilloche with hand-painted pink flowers. The compact has a rigid handle with enamel guilloche on the front and embossed flowers on the back. Back of compact and perfume are engine turned. The perfume has a push-button dauber for ease in applying perfume and the third piece is a combination lipstick/solid perfume (each end cap is marked as such). The box has some age wear, but the enameling on the pieces is all excellent. Be sure to see all the pictures as they will show you better than I can describe. Overall size of box is 6-1/2" 'x 3-1/2". Measurements of individual pieces are posted on pics.

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$999 inc. s/h*

#9683

Champleve Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Enamel Guilloche & Champleve Compact in Purple & Pink

This is an unusual little compact done in enamel guilloche and champleve in colors rarely seen in compacts ... deep purple/blue around the edge, champleve pink roses with tiny yellow flowers, and a center of lavender and pale pink enamel guilloche. Color was hard to capture so I took several pictures. The body of the compact appears to be brass. Inside is a mirror in the lid and an original puff in the bottom. Measures a tad over 1-1/2" diameter and is in very good condition with no damage just age patination to the brass.

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$225 inc. s/h*

#13135

Marathon Enamel Guilloche Compact Set

rosette Enamel Guilloche Compact Set by Marathon in Original Leather Carrying Case

It's not often you find an all-original matching set like this beauty from Marathon. The leather pouch is compartmented inside in 3 sections for a lovely shaped compact, lipstick and matching comb all done in turquoise enamel guilloche with hand-painted pink roses. The compact opens to reveal two covered compartments: powder well in the top half with a clip to hold puff and a metallic mirror in the bottom which opens for a rouge pot. The lipstick slides out with remnants of lipstick still inside. The comb is a faux tortie and all teeth are intact. Enameling on the compact and lipstick are mint with no scuffs at all; the comb has damage on both corners on the front side visible in pics and one small chip on the back. When in the case, it measures 5" x 3". The compact is 2-1/4" x 2-1/8". The lipstick is 2" long and the comb is 4-1/2" across.

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$550 inc. s/h*

#11608

Figural Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosetteSterling Silver Figural Silhouette Enamel Guilloche Compact

A rare piece from my private collection ... lovely silhouette couple on a pearly enamel guilloche baby blue background with detailed engraved surround. The base of the compact is an aqua color with more of a green tint to it and the backk even has some overtones of yellow when turned to the light ... an effect I have not seen before. Very interesting! Inside is a mirror in the lid and an open powder well in the base. The rim of the lid has a 935 stamp for sterling silver but I cannot find a maker's mark.  This entire compact is in excellent condition. Measures1-5/8" diameter.

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$450 inc. s/h*

#11488

Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosetteSterling Silver Lilac Enamel Guilloche Compact by F & B Co.

Here is a truly gorgeous enamel guilloche compact by F & B Co. in sterling silver with a lilac bacground and a center vignette on white of a bouquet of roses and two bluebirds in flight. There is a narrow black band at the outermost edge to set it all off. Back of compact is engine turned silver. Inside is a crescent shaped mirror and rouge pot in the lid with open powder well in the bottom. Enamel is in very good condition with only some age-appropriate scuffs when held to light.  Measures almost 2-5/8" diameter.

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$325 inc. s/h*

#11842

Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosetteOctagon Shaped Double Enamel Guilloche Champleve Compact

Soft and feminine is what I think of when I look at this beautiful compact done in an ivory shade of enamel guilloche in champleve on both the front and back of the body. The lid is composed of the same ivory shade with a really pretty design in the guilloche surrounded by aqua blue with pink roses. It is just so pretty!  Inside the compact is a lid in the mirror and a rotating powder sifter in the base. There are no markings of any kind on the compact that I can find. I don't believe the base metal is sterling but I think it does have some silver content. Excellent condition throughout ... no scuffs on the enamel that I can see at all. Measures 2-1/8" diameter.

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$299 inc. s/h*

#10013

Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosetteDouble Enamel Guilloche Champleve Compact

This is an unusual compact in its design with the white contrasting bars set in champleve on the outer corners.  This same design is repeated on the back which makes for a very interesting compact. The blue is a rich deep shade and the lid has four pink roses set in the corners. It is unique and very pretty. Inside the case is done in gold wash with a rotating powder sifter in the base and original puff which appears unused. There is a metallic mirror in the lid which lifts up to reveal a rouge pot beneath. The way the mirror opens is also different than I have seen in these compacts ... see pictures to see what I mean. There are no marks of any kind that I can see and I do not think the metal in the compact is sterling. Enameling is in excellent condition with minor, if any, scuffs visible at all. The compact is pillow shaped from the side view. Measures 2-3/8" square.

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#11542

SOLD

Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette"Rigid Handle" Enamel Guilloche Champleve Compact by LaMode

LaMode makes some very beautiful compacts but I have never run across this style made by them before. It features a rigid handle inlaid with enamel in a cream color. The body of the compact has a stunning blue and white enamel guilloche surrounding a center vignette of roses and pansies. But look at the guilloche design in the cream section ... it is really lovely! And on the back the same cream color covers the entire bottom but, again, the guilloche designs are superb with a snowflake in the center. When the compact is opened, the inside is finshed in a gold wash with a covered rouge pot in the lower portion which has engine turned designs. When opened, there is a little puff and a paper atop the rouge with instructions of how to order a refill for LaMode from R & G Co.  The top half has a covered powder well and a puff which is held in the cover. A monogram of AFS was added to the right side of the rouge pot and the LaMode signature is on the left. The enameling on the compact body is in excellent condition with only a very few scuffs visible on the back when held to light. The back side of the handle portion has a few chips in the lowermost left section. Measures approximately 2" wide x 2-1/4" high not counting handle.

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$299 inc. s/h*

#11587

Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosetteSterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact by F & B Co.

This compact has been in my collection for 14 years and I am listing it at what I paid for it then. It is a beautiful sterling silver double enamel guilloche compact by F & B Co.  The front has a bouquet of roses and forget-me-nots on a white center surrounded by a border in a light aqua green shade. The back of the compact is the same aqua color. Inside can be found a crescent mirror in the lid with rouge pot below and an open powder well in the base.  Marked F & B Sterling beneath the rouge pot.  Excellent condition throughout. Measures 2 " diameter.

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$325 inc. s/h*

#9810

Marathon Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Delightful Marathon Compact in Snow White Enamel Guilloche with Gold Basket of Roses

This is one of the prettiest Marathon compacts I have ever owned. It is a large size square measuruing 2-1/4" and is a pillow shape. The front features a gold flower basket overflowing with pink roses and blue forget-me-nots. There are four matching pink roses in the corner. The sides slope downward and have a single pink rose on each side. The back is done in white enamel guilloche cloisonne. When the lid is raised, there is a metallic mirror in the top and a rotating powder sifter in the base. The mirror lifts to reveal a rouge pot and snaps shut tightly. Condition is excellent with only one tiny area on the bottom left corner of the lid that shows some faint discoloration. It is not chipped but there is a faint tan mark beneath the enameling. Back side has some very superficial scuffs visible only when held to light.

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$299 inc. s/h*

#11588

Marathon Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Pendant Compact - 2-Sided Design by R. Blackinton Co.

Another of my favorites ... this one has been in my collection for over 10 years! It is a truly beautiful sterling silver compact with a different design on the front and back, albeit similar. The background on both sides is a pretty turquoise blue with a center vignette in snow white with garlands of pink roses and gold embellishments. The front has four "petals" in the vignette while the back has five.  On the front rim are tiny gold flowers as well. Inside the lid is a tiny mirror with some age foxing but still usable. The base has an open powder well. Now as for condition:  the back side is very, very good while the front does have some damage.  At about 9:30 on the left is a small chip and up near the top are two teeny spots ... the one furthest left is a teeny fleabite in the enamel while the other is just a spot beneath the enamel. Other than these, the compact is in great shape.  Chain is included but I do not know if it is sterling or not. It is a solid chain with no clasp and was with it when I purchased it. Compact is not flat on either side but is curved. Manufactured by R. Blackinton Co. of Attleboro, Mass. Measures almost 1-3/4" diameter.

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$299 inc. s/h*

#12384

Enamel Guilloche Pendant Compact

rosette Blue Rose on Antique Mauve Enamel Guilloche Pendant Compact

In all my years of collecting, I have never seen another like this one. The color is what I would describe as "antique mauve" and features a single blue rose on the front in full bloom ... so pretty! The base metal is a bronze shade rather than sterling and suits the color perfectly. It comes with a fairy good size bail to add a chain to it so that it can be worn as a pendant. A rose gold chain would be perfect! The compact is enameled on both sides in the antique mauve color. Inside is a mirror in the lid with a wee bit of fogging due to age but still usable. Overall it is in excellent condition throughout. Very diminutive in size ... only a bit over 1-1/4" 'diameter.

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$225 inc. s/h*

#11931

Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosetteSterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact by F and B

This is another beautiful sterling silver double enamel guilloche compact by F & B Co.  The front has a wreath of pink and blue flowers on a background of light aqua green enamel guilloche. The back of the compact is the same aqua color. Inside can be found a crescent mirror in the lid with rouge pot (with rouge) below and a rotating powder sifter in the base.  Marked F & B Sterling beneath the rouge pot.  Original puff is still inside. Enameling is in excellent condition with one exception: there is a chip about 1/2" wide on the left edge which shows up as a whitish color (see pics) ... price has been adjusted accordingly. Measures 2 " diameter.

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$199 inc. s/h*

#10894

Black and Pink Enamel Guilloche Compact rosette Pink and Black Enamel Guilloche Compact

Here is a very pretty black and pink enamel guilloche compact with hand-painted roses on the front.  The front edge beneath the pink angles downward toward the latch.  Upon opening, the interior has two covered compartments for rouge and powder (original used rouge puff still inside).  The mirror in the lid is beveled and is in very good condition. The black enameling on the exterior of the case is not guilloche but smooth and does have some wear mainly on the back side (unfortunately this was very hard to capture with camera as it is more smudges and loss of gloss as opposed to color loss).  This might polish up but I have not tried it yet. Comes with black felt sleeve for storing.  Compact measures almost 2-3/4" x 2-1/2".

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$225 inc. s/h*

#8939

LaMode Compact & Locket Set

rosette LaMode Heart-Shaped Enamel Guilloche Matching Compact & Locket Set in Original Presentation Box

This is one of the nicest sets I have ever owned and it is literally MIB .. it has never been used!  The red velvet presentation box is signed on the inner lid "LaMode" in gold script.  Both pieces are a beautiful aqua blue enamel guilloche with a nosegay or pink roses and blue forget-me-nots.  Lovely heart-shaped pieces are perfect for your loved one on Valentine's Day or birthday.  Interior of compact has original unused puff and full mirror in lid.  Compact measures almost 2-5/8" high x 2-3/8" wide x 1/2" thick.  Locket is 3/4" x 3/4".  Box measures 7" x 3-3/4" x 1-5/8" high..  The is a teeny bit of wear to the upper back right corner of box.

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$395 Set inc. s/h*

#13930

Bliss Brothers Enamel Guilloche Compact rosette Bliss Brothers Pink & White Enamel Guilloche Compact with Hand-Painted Flowers

Very pretty little Bliss Brothers Co. compact in white and pink enamel guilloche with hand-painted flowers on the lid. Interior feaetures a mirror in the lid and rotating powder sifter in the base. It is marked BB Co. on the rim and I was told when I bought it that it tested for sterling but I have not found a hallmark for that so am not selling it as such even though it more than likely it. Interior is done in gold vermeil. Mirror has a wee bit of foxing but enameling is in perfect condition. Measures a tiny 1-3/4" diameter.

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$295 inc. s/h*

#13880

G. H. French Sterling Silver Compact rosette Sterling Silver Pink Enamel Guilloche Compact with Finger Ring by G. H. French

This is a darling little compact with finger ring by G. H. French Co. in sterling silver. The lid is a pretty candy pink enamel guilloche while the interior is fitted with a mirror in the lid and a cute original ruched lambswool puff with tiny finger ring in celluloid. It measures 1-1/2" diameter and is in excellent condition.

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$359 inc. s/h*

#11587

Sterling Silver Pink Enamel Guilloche Compact rosette Sterling Silver Pink Enamel Guilloche Compact with Finger Ring

This is a darling little compact with finger ring in sterling silver with a pretty candy pink enamel guilloche lid. The interior is fitted with a mirror in the lid and a cute original lambswool puff with pink ribbon on top. Hallmarks on rim but I do not know who made it. It measures only 1" diameter x 5/8" deep and is in excellent condition.

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$225 inc. s/h*

#11960

LaMode Double Enamel Guilloche Compact rosette LaMode Double Enamel Guilloche Compact

Here is a truly beautiful compact made by LaMode, who are one of my favorite compact manufacturers. What makes this one so special is two things: size and the enamel guilloche back. It is a very substantial 2-1/8" diameter. The snowy white background sets off perfectly the candy pink center with hand-painted roses in each corner. The back is also done in snowy white with an intricate design. Interior features a metallic mirror in the top which opens to reveal a rouge pot still in foil and original puff. The base has a covered loose powder well. It has obviously been used but is still in very good condition. A beautiful addition to any collection! (Click on pic for more photos.)

$159 inc. s/h*

#11352

Sterling Silver Thomae Compact rosette Sterling Silver Scenic Enamel Guilloche Vanity Case by Thomae with Finger Ring

This is a stunning sterling silver compact by the Thomae Co. (hallmarked on inside rim) ... front has a lovely hand-painted scene on enamel guilloche in the center. The back and finger ring as well as the chain are done in solid black enamel. Finished with a little metal tassel with tiny ball fringe ... so cute! Interior has a rouge pot with puff on one side and a powder pat on the other with a double-sided mirror on a center hinge between the two halves. It is in exquisite condition with only minor signs of use, mainly on the finger ring which has a bit of enamel loss. Compact measures approximately 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" not counting handle or tassel.

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$575 including s/h*

#14090

Sterling Silver Thomae Compact rosette Sterling Silver Scenic Enamel Guilloche Vanity Case by Thomae with Pearl Handle

Another stunning sterling silver compact by the Thomae Co. (hallmarked on inside rim) ... this one comes from my own collection and is hard to part with. I particularly love the baby blue color and the pretty lavender pearls on the handle. The front has a lovely hand-painted scene on enamel guilloche in the center. The back is baby blue enamel guilloche with a tiny gold flower in the center and it is finished with a little metal tassel ... so cute! Interior has a rouge pot with puff on one side and a powder pat on the other with a double-sided mirror on a center hinge between the two halves. It is in exquisite condition.  Compact measures approximately 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" not counting handle or tassel.

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$575 including s/h*

#14097

Enamel Guilloche Compact rosette White Enamel Guilloche Compact with Romantic Roses

This lovely little compact has a snowy white enamel guilloche background with romantic pink roses and blue ribbon bows ... so feminine and Victorian looking! Plus it has a sweet little carrying chain handle that makes it more like a vanity purse than a compact. Interior has a crescent-shaped mirror in the lid over a rouge pot. Base has rotating powder sifter and puff holder. There is a puff included but I don't believe it is original. Lots of loose powder still inside. Back is engine-turned. Overall condition is very good with age-appropriate general wear. All in all, a very nice piece. Measures 2-3/8" wide x 2-1/2" high not counting chain handle.

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$199 including s/h*

#7789

F.M. Co. Enamel Guilloche Compact rosette Unusual Aqua Enamel Guilloche Compact with Romantic Roses by F. M. Co.

Here is a stunning compact made by F. M. Co. in a lovely aqua shade with cream accents and pretty roses. The back is solid aqua enamel guilloche. Interior is done in gold wash and has a covered powder well with holder for puff (included). The metallic mirror flips from side to side and reveals a rouge pot on the reverse side. Not marked sterling, but the outside edges tarnish and polish as if they are sterling. Marked F.M. Co. on the mirror hinge. Measures 1-3/4" wide x 2-1/4" high.

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$365 including s/h*

#8766

Enamel Guilloche Compact rosette Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact with Finger Ring

This is a very lovely compact with finger ring in sterling silver with a beautiful enamel guilloche bright gold flower basket of roses on a snowy white background. This is surrounded by a pretty dark turquoise border that is offset with embossed silver designs ... the turquoise border has a tiny rose in every other panel. These are done on embossed designs in the silver which gives them a raised feeling and look. Interior has multi-compartments. One side has a retaining ring for a powder pat and a swansdown puff. A flip-out mirror has a monogram on one side and mirror on the reverse. Back is engine-turned and embossed finger ring finishes it off. Marked Sterling on the clasp. . Measures 2-1/4" diameter. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$399 including s/h*

#11104

Enamel Guilloche Compact rosette Lovely Enamel Guilloche Compact by F. M. Co.

This little beauty is a rarely found design by F. M. Co. The background on the case edge and back are solid black enamel. The center of the entire top is done in white enamel guilloche with a pale yellow border around the edge. Inside the center and around the border are clusters pink, blue, yellow and purple flowers. It is truly beautiful! The inside is all finished in bright gold wash ... a double-sided mirror lifts up in the lid to reveal a sealed rouge pot. The base has a covered powder pot. Overall in good condition with surface scuffs commensurate with age ... nothing goes through the enamel is visible only when held to light. Measures 1-3/4" x 2-3/4" overall.

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$195 including s/h*

#9495

Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact rosette Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact with Flower Basket & Roses by F & B Co.

Doesn't F & B make the most delightful compacts? The colors are always so breathtaking and the depth of the enamel guilloche is above and beyond the norm. This one is no exception with its snowy white background in radiating enamel guilloche edged with a pale blue border. On the white ground is a hand-painted flower basket overflowing with roses and a garland of pink and blue flowers surrounds this. Outside the entire lid is a black enamel border. The interior has a center framed mirror which flips freely from one side to the other. There is a place for a rouge pot in the lid and a powder pat in the base. Marked "F & B Sterling" on rim. There is a tiny flip-up catch on the top to attach a ribbon or chain to wear as a wrist compact or pendant. It is in perfect condition throughout with only superficial scuffs visible when held to light with a loupe. Measures 2-1/8" diameter.

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$399 including s/h*

#11829

Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact rosette Gorgeous Snowflake Design Turquoise Enamel Guilloche Sterling Silver Compact by W & H Co. Dated 1915

Wow! is all I can say about this one. I personally love the blue enamel guilloche compacts but this one has the prettiest guilloche pattern I think I've ever seen. It looks just like a snowflake beneath the rich deep turquoise blue. Done in sterling silver by W & H Co. and dated 1915, the interior features a crescent mirror and rouge pot in lid and a rotating powder sifter in the base. The back of the compact is one large blue snowflake! Front has tiny hand-painted flowers gracing the lower edge by push button latch. In excellent condition with only superficial scuffs in clearcoat visible when held to light with loupe. Measures 2-1/4" diameter.

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$325 including s/h*

#11828

Enamel Guilloche Compact rosette Lovely Enamel Guilloche Compact by F.M. Co.

This pretty little compact is from my own collection. I have always been partial to blue and pink and this one makes such a pretty display piece. Made by F. M. Co., it is done in pretty turquoise blue with cream center embellished with hand-painted pink roses. The rigid swing handle is also enameled. Interior is done in gold wash and has a double mirror in the center with covered powder well on one side and rouge pot on the other. Sadly, this compact has several areas of damage. The first is on the lower right front corner. The second is on the lower corresponding back right corner. And the handle is missing enameling on both sides. Even with this damage, the piece displays well and is priced at a fraction of what it would be if perfect, so I am offering it to you for a bargain. Measures 2" wide x 2-1/2" high not counting handle.

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$165 including s/h*

#11573

Enamel Guilloche Compact rosette Gorgeous Bliss Brothers Double Enamel Guilloche Compact

This is one of the prettiest Bliss Brothers compacts I have ever seen ... the front is a beautiful snow white enamel guilloche with a powder blue border around it and a center pink rose with tiny blue flowers. The back of the compact -- and this is unusual for Bliss -- is all powder blue enamel guilloche. Interior has a beveled mirror in the lid and a covered powder well in the base. Although the sticker is no longer inside, I know it is 22Kt gold overlay from other BBCo. compacts like this that I have owned. It is in excellent condition with only superficial scuffs visible when held to light. Measures 2-3/4" wide x 2-1/4" high.

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$325 including s/h*

#11216

Enamel Guilloche Compact rosette Pretty Golden Victorian Basket in Enamel Guilloche w/ Finger Ring

This pretty enamel guilloche compact features a snowy white front with a bright gold Victorian basket of roses topped with a blue ribbon bow. Rose garlands flank either side. Back of compact is finished in silver with engine turned designs. Sides of compact are richly emobssed as well as the chain links and finger ring that attach to it. Interior features a crescent shaped mirror and rouge pot with partially opened rouge pat. Base has a built-in rotating powder sifter. Excellent condition overall with a few faint surface scuffs visible when held to light. Measures 1-7/8" diameter.

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$175 including s/h*

#7504

Enamel Guilloche Compact rosette Austria Sterling Silver Green Enamel Guilloche Figural Compact - "Learning the Flute"

Here we have a lovely enamel guilloche compact in mint green with a full scene on the front of a young man teaching his lady fair to play the flute. The detail in the painting is amazing ... and quite beautiful. Interior features a beveled mirror in the lid and the bottom is open for powder. Hallmarks, "Sterling" and "Made in Austria" are marked in the base. Back is a beautiful guilloche design in pale green. This stunning compact is truly beautiful ... there are some scuffs visible with a loupe and there is a tiny chip in the enamel right beneath the lift tab so it is not visible unless opened. It is a forgivable flaw as the compact is so lovely and a scene not easily found. Comes with little velvet carrying pouch. Size is a bit larger ... measures 2-1/4" diameter. Previously listed for $675!

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$425 including s/h*

#10925

Enamel Guilloche Compact rosette Rich Deep Turquoise Enamel Guilloche Compact from Austria

The color in this Austrian enamel guilloche compact is just breathtaking. Picture does not show it well, but color is a deep, dark turquoise on both front and back. On the lid there is a center design of a flower basket and flowers cut into the silver background and silhouetted against solid black enamel. Interior features a beveled mirror int he lid and a rotating poweder sifter in the base. The Austrian mark is not visible but I'm sure it is under there as I have had others with this identical design. They are usually marked under the sifter and are also usually sterling. Since I can't see the mark on this one, I can't guarantee sterling but my guess is that it is. Measures 2-1/8" diameter and is in very good condition with only superficial scuffs from wear. I have shown photos in two different lights to try to show depth of color.(Click on pic for more photos.)

$175 including s/h*

#10649

Enamel Guilloche Compact rosette Sterling Silver Figural Compact with Romantic Couple from Germany

Here is a beautiful soft aqua blue enamel guilloche sterling silver compact with a full scene on the lid of a romantic couple, a dog and a sheep. The scene on the lid is also painted over a guilloche background giving it a luminous appearance with greater depth than normal. There is a mirror in the lid and a rotating powder sifter in the base. Includes a little puff which is not original to the piece in my opinion. Condition is very, very good with no scuffs and only one or two tiny marks visible with a loupe. There are a few areas along the sides that appear to be early professional repairs ... they don't show up very much to the naked eye but I have supersized them in the photos for your perusal. This is really not detrimental to the piece (trust me when I say pictures make it look much worse!). It is rare to find a scene that covers the entire lid as this one does. Marked "Sterling" and "Germany" on rim. Measures 2" diameter.

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$359 including s/h*

#9412

Enamel Guilloche Compact rosette Sweet Aqua Blue Enamel Guilloche Compact with Pink Roses and Black Border

This is a very beautiful two-tone enamel guilloche compact ... rarely found with solid black border. Hand-painted roses accent the front while the back is solid blue enamel guilloche with the same black border. It is truly exquisite! Interior features a crescent shaped mirror in the lid with rouge pot beneath. Bottom of compact is open for powder pat. Includes a tiny swansdown puff. Overall in excellent condition with no chips and only minor superficial scuffs. Measures 2-1/4" diameter.

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$225 including s/h*

#10368

Enamel Guilloche Patch Box/Compact rosette Turquoise Blue Enamel Guilloche with Roses Sterling Silver Patch Box Compact

This piece has been in my collection for a while now and I truly hate to part with it. It is a tiny deep turquoise patch box or compact with a little bouquet of pink roses in the center. The sides are covered in the same color enamel guilloche and it is just so pretty! Inside the box, there is a retainer in the lid for a mirror which is missing. This could be replaced for an additional charge if desired. Other than the missing mirror, the piece is in mint condition. It is marked Sterling and Germany on the little tab where it opens. Measures a mere 1-1/2" diameter and is only 5/8" high.

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$350 including s/h*

#10596

Enamel Guilloche Compact rosette Rare Patriotic Red, White & Blue Compact by Evans

Here is a really great little compact by Evans in red, white and blue. The red portion is enamel guilloche while the white is smooth enamel. The blue is done in cloisonne' style with silver flowers throughout. Back is engine-turned in pretty radiating design. Inteior features a half circle mirror on one side and slot for rouge pot. Other side has rotating powder well. Marked Evans beneath mirror. Complete with chain and finger ring for carrying. Very cute! Enameling is in excellent condition; there is some wear to the silver metal on the front of the case ... I will try to polish. Measures 2" square.(Click on pic for more photos.)

$125 including s/h*

#10647

Enamel Guilloche Compact rosette Roses & Cream Trapezoid Shaped Enamel Guilloche Compact

This is such a pretty little compact and is very similar to Bliss Bros. compacts I have had but this one is not marked that I can find. The rare trapezoid shape is framed in gold with a creamy enamel guilloche front with hand-painted roses adorning the center and corners. The back of the case is gold in a pebbled effect and the sides are embossed. The interior features a large metallic shaped mirror which opens to reveal a rouge pot with original puff and unused rouge. Base has a powder screen (missing the screen) and a little green swansdown puff. Overall in excellent condition with only the very lightest of scuffs visible only with a loupe. Measures 3" wide x 2-1/4" at curved front point.(Click on pic for more photos.)

$135 including s/h*

#10932

Here is a great website I cam across that explains the different enamel techniques (cloisonné and champleve for instance)

Enamel Explained: The Art of Cloisonné, Grand Feu, Champlevé,
Paillonné, Flinqué & Other Enamel Techniques

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