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Enamel Guilloche Compact with Handle

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

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 Compact

rosette Gorgeous Sterling Silver Figural Compact in Original Presentation Case ... Hand-Painted Scene with Semi-Nude New Listing!

Offered here for the first time is this exquisite Austrian sterling silver compact with a hand-painted scene I have never come across before to my recollection. The amorous young lad in the scene has his lady fair partially disrobed exposing her bare bosom as he whispers sweet nothings in her ear. They are seated next to a lake and the lady's hat is on the ground at her feet which are bare. If this is a copy of a famous painting, I would love to know the artist. The base portion of the compact is a pretty shade of pale green with lovely guilloche patterns in the background. It is pillow shaped ... the interior features a nicely beveled mirror in the lid and a rotating powder sifter in the bottom. It comes nestled in its original black velvet presentation box which is lined in deep rose pink silk on the inside (lid portion). The compact is in near mint condition with only a few very minute scuffs visible only when held to light. The box has a wee bit of wear to the silk inside the lid (visible in pics). Measures 2-1/8" diameter and box is 3-1/4" x 3-7/8".

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$650 inc. s/h*

#17260

SOLD

Austria Figural Compact

rosette Figural "The Swing" by Fragonard Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact Made in Austria New Listing!

This is one of the most fantastic compacts I have ever owned ... the detail is just exquisite from the hand-painted scene on the front of the famous painting by Fragonard, "The Swing", to the inlaid champleve' designs inset into the enamel guilloche which complately surrounds the painitng and then is replicated on each corner. The sides on both the top and bottom taper downward in a beveled effect which is quite stunning. The back of the compact is also done in champleve' quadrants ... note the detailing in the enamel guilloche. Interior features a beveled mirror in the lid with beaded trim border ... mirror has a bit of age distortion at the top and left edge but it is still very usable. The bottom features a covered powder well with a rotating cover. It is marked beneath the cover "Made in Austria, 48, Sterling Silver". It measures 2-1/4" square and is in excellent condition overall with only a few minor scuffs visible when held to light.

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$550 inc. s/h*

#17245

SOLD

Enamel Guilloche Combo Compact/Salts

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

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 Guilloche Compact

rosette Sterling Silver Scenic Enamel Guilloche Compact - Birmingham 1912 Hallmark, Henry C. Freeman Ltd. New Listing!

This stunning sterling silver compact is certainly one of the finest I have ever owned and features a beautiful enamel guilloche harbor scene on the front complete with boats, mountains and villages on both shores. The colors have an iridescence about them which I just love ... so pretty! The interior is done in gold vermeil and has a richly damascened powder well with swansdown puff. To the left of this is a removable lipstick which pops up when the case is opened. There is a mirror in the lid in excellent condition. The hallmarks on the rim of the case and the lipstick determined that this was made by Henry C. Freeman Ltd. of Birmingham with a date stamp of 1912. It's amazing to me that something can be this old -- 102 years!!! -- and still be in this condition. Obviously it was well loved and cared for as it is as close to mint condition as you will find. There are traces of lipstick in the tube but other than that it is pristine. The back and sides of the case are finely embossed. This is a superb piece and a real gem! Measures 2-1/4" x 1-3/4" x 1/2" deep.

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$750 inc. s/h*

#17191

SOLD

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

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/Perfume rosette Early Chatelaine Enamel Guilloche Combination Compact / Perfume

This is a very rare piece that was made to attach to a chatelaine ... it is a combination compact / perfume bottle done in emerald green enamel guilloche on a gold brass base. Other than the guilloche front, it is a very utilitarian piece with no other ornamentation whatsoever. The cap on the top unscrews to access the perfume flask while the green compact lid opens to reveal a mirror in the lid and an open powder well in the bottom. There is an original lambswool puff found inside. Overall it is in excellent condition. Measures 2" diameter not counting the cap. The overall length with the chatelaine ring and chainlinks measures 5-5/8" long. 

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$575 inc. s/h*

#12690

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

Enamel Guilloche Compact rosette Tiny Sterling Silver Blue Enamel Guilloche Ball Pendant Compact

Here is a darling little tiny compact which was meant to be worn as a piece of jewelry as it has a ring to attach to a necklace or a fob. It is amazing in its miniscule size ... especially when you open it and find not only a mirror in the lid which is actually usable but there is an adorable tiny little lambswool puff with a little blue ribbon on it. Just so darn cute! The ring is stamped sterling and some initials I cannot make out and there is an area on the rim of the mirror which looks like another hallmark but, again, it is obscure. So all I can say for certain as that is is sterling silver with full enamel guilloche in excellent condition. Measures only 3/4" diameter. 

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$299 inc. s/h*

#8059

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

Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact with Basket of Flowers by F and B Co.

This is a beautiful F & B sterling silver compact with a rich gold enamel guilloche front with their signature hand-painted flower basket in the center beneath a garland of roses. The gold guilloche is done in a sun ray design behind the basket. The back of the case and the front edges are done in cream enamel with black border. Interior features a framed mirror in the lid and the base has a well for both powder and rouge. Condition of the enamel guilloche is excellent with no damage whatsoever. There are two apologies to the cream enamel ... one at the top left side and one on the top (pictures will show these areas and make them look much worse than in person). Other than that the compact is very good. Measures 3" long x 1-5/8" wide. (Note: this is from my personal collection and I had paid over $300 for it when I bought it years ago.)

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$225 inc. s/h*

#11898

Marathon Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Ornate Double Enamel Guilloche Compact with Basket of Flowers by Marathon

This is one of the prettiest Marathon compacts I have ever owned with some of the most intrictate guilloche designs I have seen. The front has a gorgeous hand-painted flower basket overflowing with roses and topped with a blue ribbon. There are flowers around the edges as well. The compact is pillow shaped rather than flat so it fits nicely in the hand. Inside the compact is a mirror in the lid which lifts up to reveal a rouge pot. The base has a rotating powder sifter. It is in super fine condition with no scuffs on the enameling and no damage whatsoever. It is about as close to mint as you are going to find. Measures 2-1/4" diameter.

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$299 inc. s/h*

#15279

On LayAway

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

On LayAway

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

Figural Enamel Guilloche Sterling Compact

rosette Sterling Figural Enamel Guilloche Compact Featuring Boucher's "The Sleeping Shepherdess" Painting

This is a very vibrant and beautifully hand-painted compact featuring a painting done by Francois Boucher entitled "The Sleeping Shepherdess". The lady in the title is reclining in a partially nude pose while her beau watches over her and their sheep. Gold accents surround the scene and the rest of the compact is done in a deep emerald green which is quite striking. The enamel on the lid is in perfect condition while the base has two tiny dings on the outer edge. Bottom of the compact is also in super fine condition. Inside the compact is a mirror in the lid which is cracked but also easily replaced. There is a rotating sifter in the bottom. No maker's mark but the Sterling stamp is found on the inner mirror rim. Measures 2-3/8" diameter.

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$365 inc. s/h*

#12756

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

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

Figural Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Hand-Painted Figural Enamel & Enamel Guilloche Compact with Dog & Sheep

I am offering this compact which has been a favorite in my collection for 15 years now. The scene is probably a combination of paintings done by Boucher or others of his venue but this romantic couple is situated in a pastoral setting with sheep and their spaniel dog beside them. There is a picnic lunch spread on the ground in front of them and he is gazing adoringly into her eyes while their hands are joined. The scene on the lid is hand-painted to resemble a water color and it is done in enamel rather than on a guilloche background. The fancy scalloped edge is part of the bottom of the compact and has white enamel around raised embossed roses. But turn it over and voila! The back side is done in a gorgeous turquoise enamel guilloche with the same white roses border. It is absolutely fantastic! Inside is a mirror in the lid and a rotating sifter in the base. The only name on it is "ADAMETZ WIEN" on the sifter. I have tried to research this to no avail but it appears Austrian. And even though I bought it as sterling years ago and it looks like sterling, I cannot find a mark to indicate it as such. Excellent condition with no scuffs on top and age-appropriate scuffs on the bottom from wear but nothing through to the enamel. The shape is convex on both top and bottom so it does not set flat. It is an exceptionally fine compact in great condition. Measures 2-1/2" diameter.

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$550 inc. s/h*

#8913

Austria Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette RARE & Unusual Austrian Hand-Painted Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact

This is a totally unique -- I'm inclined to even go so far as to say one-of-a-kind -- compact and has been one of the prizes of my collection for many years. Rather than being flat, it is shaped like a little pot. The top is a hand-painted figural scene of a romantic couple. Then on the sides and bottom is another romantic couple and beautiful emerald green on the bottom half of the base with gold and blue embellished flowers and vines. The guilloche background on the sides has an iridescent effect and glows pale pink and yellow and rainbow colors when reflecting the light. I have never seen anything like this before! I have tried to capture it in the many pictures. Inside is a mirror in the lid and an adorable puff in the base. The marks in the base are an A and SG which are Austrian but I am unsure of the maker (possibly Georg Adam Scheid who was known for his fine enameling in the 1860's in Vienna) .When I purchased this, I was told it was from Vienna dating from the 1860's, so this would fit. It has a little ring at the top so it was probably meant to attach to a chatelaine. Measures 1-3/8" diameter x 5/8" deep. It is a spectacular piece in perfect condition! And yes, it's pricey, but yes, it is worth it!

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$1,150 inc. s/h*

#13143

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

Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact and Mirror

rosette RARE Enamel Guilloche Compact & Mirror Set, Sterling Silver, Birmingham 1931

Here is a beautiful yellow enamel guilloche sterling silver matching mirror and compact set made in Birmingham, England, in 1931. The maker's stamp is AC and I am not 100% sure of who this may be ... possibly Arthur Cook but their stamp is generally not in a scallop design as this one is. But the hallmarks date it to 1931 Birmingham. The yellow is alovely sunny shade and the guilloche designs radiate and move like a hologram when it is turned ... very pretty! The mirror is clear and usable and has a little open handle. The compact has a mirror in the lid and a rotating sifter in the base with origina puff. Sides and bottom of compact have delicate engine turned design. Overall both pieces are in excellent condition. Both pieces measure 2" diameter.

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$375 Set inc. s/h*

#11343

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

Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Enamel Guilloche Sterling Silver Compact by Thomae

Here is a truly gorgeous baby blue enamel guilloche compact on sterling silver made by Thomae. The hallmark is a bit indistinct but I am 99% sure that it is Thomae based on the shape of it and what I am able to make out. The design in the guilloche appears to move like a hologram when it is turned ... very pretty! There are flowers in pink and blue in a wreath design on the front while the back is just blue enamel guilloche. The interior features a mirror in the lid with a beautiful engraved retainer ring. And the base has one of the prettiest rotating sifters I have ever seen ... truly different and a sign of the exceptional workmanship on this compact. It almost looks like the wings of a bird. The compact is in excellent condition with no wear to the enamel at all. Measures 2" diameter.

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$425 inc. s/h*

#12826

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

Blue Boy Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact Featuring "Blue Boy" by Gainsborough Painting, Germany

This fabulous compact has been one of my very favorites for many years and it is now time for me to part with it. The hand-painted scene on the front is the famous "Blue Boy" from the original painting done by Thomas Gainsborough. This one is done with a powder blue enamel guilloche bottom portion as the portrait takes up the entire lid. Interior features a mirror in the lid and a rotating powder sifter in the base.  It is marked "Sterling" and "Germany" on the rim of the mirror.  The enameling is all in absolutely mint condition. The mirror has minor clouding but still usable. It is an absolutely gorgeous compact and a wonderful representation of this fine piece of art. Measures 2" diameter.

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$599 inc. s/h*

#12646

Figural Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche "Pocket Watch" Jeweled Figural Compact - The Four Seasons, Spring, by Francois Boucher

Boucher's paintings are the most often replicated on compacts and enameled items and this one features his Four Seasons series, "Spring". It is done on sterling silver and is a spectacular compact done in a pocket watch style. I have never seen this before and it is truly stunning. The top has a tiny push button which opens the compact from the top. The interior the has a mirror in the lower portion and a covered section in the top. The tiny protuding sapphire jewel on the right is actually the "lift" button to open the powder section.  The only marks are found on the top of this gold-wash cover ... I can make out a 900 for the sterling content but the hallmark for the maker is too obscure to read. I believe it is a U.S. mark, though, and not English or European. The back side of the compact is finished in snowy white enamel guilloche that has some tiny areas around the edge that aren't quite perfect but I can't really say they are damage either. See pictures and you be the judge. Either way, not a detriment to this beautiful and artistic compact. The painting on the front is quite detailed and exquisitely done. Compact measures almost 2" diameter with the little jewel extension.

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$599 inc. s/h*

#13266

SOLD

Figural Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact Featuring "La Musette" by Francois Boucher Painting - Austria

And here we have yet another of Boucher's paintings, this time one called "La Musette".  It is a fairly large size compact almost 2-1/4" square. The front features the Bouchet painting surrounded in a thin border of gold curlicues and a yellow surround. The yellow is a buttery yellow color ... so soft and pretty ... and also found on the back as well. The quality of the compact is evident on the inside ... note the wide beveled mirror in the lid with beaded bezel. The bottom has a rotating powder well and still retains its original chamois puff. Entire compact is in excellent condition with no scuffs or scratches or apologies of any kind.  It is a top-of-the-line piece that has been a prize in my collection for many years. Now it is time to pass it along to the next person to enjoy.  Full hallmarks inside ... made in Austria.

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$599 inc. s/h*

#13140

SOLD

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

rosetteSterling Silver Double Enamel Guilloche Compact by FM Co.

This lovely little compact is one that I have never seen before.  Made by the FM Co., it is done in sterling silver with a blue enamel guilloche background and a center vignette on snow white of a bouquet of pink roses. These are bordered in a "stitched" design which is quite unique. Inside is a metallic mirror in the top which lifts to reveal la rouge pot beneath. There is an open powder well in the base with a round plastic insert to keep the powder in place .. I believe this was added by someone and is not original but I can't swear to that. I have never seen it before and that is why I say that. Comes in a jeweler's velvet box. Enameling is in excellent condition. Measures almost 2-1/8" diameter.

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$425 inc. s/h*

#12274

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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$325 inc. s/h*

#11542

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 FM Co.

Another beauty by FM Co. that I am sure is sterling silver as all of their compacts are, but I cannot find the Sterling mark on it. This one is done in a pale buttery yellow with a light aqua green border around the lid. It is simplistic in its design but elegant just the same. The compact is set in a diamond shape rather than round or square and it opens from the lower front. Inside is the typical metallic mirror in the lid which opens to reveal the rouge pot and this one has a rotating sifter in the base and two puffs (not original but older replacements). The enameling on this one is as close to mint condition as you will find ... truly exceptional! Measures almost 2-1/4" square.

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$325 inc. s/h*

#12283

SOLD

Enamel Guilloche Compact

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

There was a time when I collected many of these compacts which were termed "rigid handle" due to their, well, rigid handles! :-)  This one is truly different in that the entire handle pushes down and lifts up to open and close the compact. I have sold off most of my rigid handle compacts but had held on to this one longer because of the gorgeous colors ... I just love the aqua center and all the gold around it including little gold bows. And of course, the roses and forget-me-nots are always a fave. Back side of the compact is snow white enamel guilloche and the handle is cloisonne aqua enamel.  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 and original puff still intact. Enameling on compact is all excellent; there are some tiny chips in the handle as is commonly found with these but they are very small.  See pics for details. Measures almost 2-1/8" wide x 2-1/2" high not counting handle.

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$399 inc. s/h*

#10892

Figural Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Champleve Enamel Guilloche Compact

This lovely compact is a mystery ... no manufacturer's name can be found but the quality definitely is reminiscent of the better compact houses from the early 1900's. Colors on this one are extraordinary with a rich teal accenting the edges and a pale buttery yellow on the lid, front and back. The lid is slightly lighter than the other yellow. On the lid is also a blue ribbon and wreath of roses cascading down each side. But what I especially love is the design in the guilloche on the lid and the four front corners ... truly stunning! The back of the compact and sides are done in champleve. The designs in the guilloche on the back is also very unique ... be sure to look at all the pics. Interior is done in gold wash with a metallic mirror in the lid which lifts to reveal a rouge pot. There is a rotating powder dispenser in the base. Entire compact is in excellent condition with no apologies ... it has had very little use. Measures almost 2-1/4" square .

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$425 inc. s/h*

#12226

SOLD

Scenic Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosetteScenic Enamel Guilloche Pendant Compact

This compact is a delightful scenic enamel guilloche featuring a lake with mountains and trees on the front. The blue in this one is a rich shade with a just a hint of turquoise in it. There is a band of black enamel around the lid which sets it off perfectly. There is a bail and ring so that it can be worn as a pendant as well. Interior features a mirror in the lid and an open powder well in the base. There are no marks anywhere but, after taking these photos, I was able to polish the metal and it looks to be sterling. However, if there is a sterling mark, it is too small for me to find. Overall in excellent condition. Measures almost 1-3/4" diameter.

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$325 inc. s/h*

#10785

SOLD

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

Figural Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosetteBirks Sterling Silver Figural Enamel Guilloche Compact

This beautiful sterling silver compact made by Birks features a scene I have not come across before.  It portrays a group of people seemingly on an outing or picnic ... a young woman appears to be dancing while a lad is seated on the ground playig with a dog who is holding up his paw. There is a lot of detail in the scene which is bordered with gold scallops which are in turn surrounded by a gorgeous shade of blue with acanthus leaves in the guilloche design. Stunning!  The back is done in the same matching rich blue shade. This compact opens from the side as opposed to a bottom catch which makes it different than most others.  The interior features a mirror in the lid and a rotating powder sifter in the base. Signed Sterling Silver and Birks on the rim of mirror inside lid. Condition of the compact is excellent with only minor age appropriate scratches or scuffs on both the front and back of the compact that are only visible when held to light. Measures almost 2-1/4" diameter.

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$499 inc. s/h*

#12752

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

Scenic Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Gorgeous Iridescent Effect Scenic Enamel Guilloche Sterling Silver Compact - "Moonlight in Venice"

Here is another of my prized compacts depicting a lovely scene which is a variation of the famous painting, "Moonlight in Venice" by Thomas Moran done in 1898. The enamel guilloche on this one has an iridescent effect which shimmers when you turn it. The little pink sailboat in the background almost glows! Colors are rich and vibrant and just so pretty. The scene covers almost the entire front of the compact with only a narrow border of snowy white around it. Back of compact is silver with damascene design. Inside is a mirror in the lid with some age foxing. The bottom portion has a Houbigant powder pat and original puff. What makes this one especially interesting is that it was a gift to someone's lady love as there is an inscription inside which reads "DF from RRH".  The compact bears hallmarks for Sterling and a maker that I cannot identify. See pics for lots of close-ups.  Enameling does have scuffs visible when held to light. Measures 1-3/4" square.

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#13434

SOLD

Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Pretty Little Sterling Silver Pendant Compact in Lime & Lemon Enamel Guilloche

This is a very pretty little pendant compact made of sterling silver with enamel guilloche in lime green back and front edges while the lid is white enamel guilloche background with 3 pale yellow stripes each featuring a band of roses or blue forget-me-nots.It is actually rather difficult to define the color as sometimes when looking at the back, the lime green appears to be around the edges and it radiates to pale yellow in the center. Very hard to determine! When looking at it from the side, neither top nor bottom is flat ... both are curved. It comes with a bail and hanging ring for adding a chain to wear it as a piece of jewelry. The interior features a mirror in the lid and an open powder well in the bottom. Condition is very good but there is a chip just under the catch on the lower front where the clear coat is missing. I did not notice this until looking at the pictures as Idid not catch it with my eyes. Measures 1-1/2" diameter.

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$250 inc. s/h*

#12743

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

Enamel Guilloche Compact

rosette Tiny Blue Enamel Guilloche Compact with Original Box

I am not sure of the maker of this lovely little compact ... it resembles many of the F & B designs but I am not willing to remove the powder pat inside to further investigate.  In any event, the compact is a double guilloche, meaning both top and bottom are done in enamel guilloche. The front has hand-painted flowers surrounding a white center area with radiating designs in the guilloche. The metal is a gold color on the edges with engraved designs. The portion surrounding the enamel appears to be sterling but again, if there are any hallmarks, they are not where I can see them easily.   The interior features a mirror in the lid, powder pat in bottom, and a little puff. And it comes with what appears to be its original box! Very sweet! Excellent condition. Measures a tiny 1-5/8" diameter.

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#12843

SOLD

Figural Compact

rosette Sterling Silver Figural Enamel Guilloche Compact from Austria - Unusual LARGE size! With Aubusson Tapestry Case

The scene on this lovely compact was inspired by Francois Boucher's Summer Pastoral ... it features a romantic couple with a goat and cow.  The young man is holding  bagpipes to serenade his lady fair.  The size is amazing ... it is almost 3-1/2" diameter!  It has ornate carved designs in the silver around the edges surrounded by black enamel.  The back is also solid black enamel.  The interior is is brass with a pretty rope twist beaded bezel around the mirror.  The bottom has a rotating removable powder sifter and the bottom of the compact is hallmarked sterling.  It comes in a double sleeve for protection, the outermost one being an Aubusson style tapestry.  There are superficial scratches on both the front and back of the compact but nothing that detracts from the beauty of this one!  Please see all pics for details.

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$599 inc. s/h*

#11921

LaMode Compact & Locket Set

rosette Sterling Silver Gift Set in Original Presentation Box Dated 1922 - Features Enamel Guilloche Cigarette Case and Matching Compact

This beautiful set is amazing in that it is in this fine a condition and was made in 1922.  Hallmarks indicate the company that made this set was Albury Bros. Ltd. of Birmingham, England.  The original family name Ahronsberg was changed to Albury in 1914.  Their hallmark was first registered in 1888 and they are the last manufacturing jewellers in Birmingham that was registered pre-1900, still operated by the same family. This lovely set consists of two pieces in velvet presentation box: a cigarette case and matching compact. The interior of the cigarette case is finished in gold vermeil. The compact has a mirror in the lid and a covered powder well in the base.   Cigarette case measures 3-1/4" x 2-1/4"; compact measures 2-5/8" square.  Box measures 8-5/8" x 5" with tapered corners and brass hasps on each corner.  Some age appropriate wear on case as seen in photos.  It is a fantastic set and both enameled pieces are in excellent condition.

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$895 Set inc. s/h*

#12438

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

Enamel Guilloche Compact rosette Gorgeous Red Enamel Guilloche Portrait Compact with Jeweled Lid

I believe this compact has a hand-painted portrait on ivory beneath the beveled glass but I am unable to remove the mirror inside to verify.  However, it is my experience that this is the case with items such as this and the detail of the painting is evident with a loupe.  The case is brass, I believe, with a bright gold sheen.  The center portrait is surrounded by jewels and ornate Acanthus leaves. The outer perimeter of the lid also is surrounded in tiny jewels.  Interior features an oval beveled mirror which is in excellent condition. In fact, the entire compact is in like new condition with no damage to the enameling and no missing jewels. It is a true beauty!  Measures 3-3/8" wide x 3" high x 1/2" deep.

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#14434

SOLD

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

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

This lovely compact has the appearance of those made in Austria but I could not find a marking on it. The front has a pink enamel guilloche lid decorated with tiny flowers at the edges and a solid black enameled outer border. The back is also done completely in pink enamel guilloche. Interior features a mirror in the lid and a rotating powder sifter in the base. It includes a tiny swansdown puff. Compact measures almost 2-1/4" diameter and is convex shaped on top and bottom.

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#9356

SOLD

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

Here is an exquisite compact made by F & B ... it is done in a beautiful candy pink enamel guilloche with a hand-painted basket of roses on the front and bordered in black. The interior features two separate compartments with rouge in the lid and powder well in base. There is a bail at the top for hanging on a wrist chain or for use as a pendant. There is also a tiny ring at the bottom which was empty when we got it but we added a pretty black tassle which is what it would have had (removable of course but looks so much prettier with it). Compact has hallmarks on the side as pictured and is in excellent condition. Measures 2-1/8" diameter. 

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$625 inc. s/h*

#12275

Figural Enamel Guilloche Compact rosette Sterling Silver Figural Enamel Guilloche Compact Made in Austria

This is a beautiful sterling silver pink enamel guilloche compact made in Austria with a figural hand-painted courting scene on the front. The back is also done in full pink enamel guilloche. Interior features a mirror in the lid with an ornate twisted rope edging while base contains a rotating powder sifter. Hallmarks beneath sifter say Made in Austria and Sterling along with other hallmarks. Measures 2-1/8" diameter. (Click on pic for more photos.)

$499 inc. s/h*

#13207

SOLD

FM Co. Pink Enamel Guilloche Compact rosette F.M. Co. Pink Double Enamel Guilloche Compact with Floral Nosegay

Lovely compact made by FM Co. is a pretty pastel pink enamel guilloche with hand-painted flower bouquet on the front. The handle is also enameled as is the back ... pictures of back look more lavender than pink but it is pale pink in reality. Interior is done in gold wash with a bit of wear visible as well as traces of powder and rouge. Two tiny areas of enamel missing on handle (both visible in pictures); otherwise excellent condition. Measures 2-3/8" x 2-1/8" not counting handle.

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$359 inc. s/h*

#13790

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

Sterling Silver Pink Enamel Guilloche Compact rosette RARE! Sterling Silver Pink Double-Sided Enamel Guilloche Compact with Hand-Painted Flowers on BOTH Sides

This is one of my very favorite compact and has been in my personal collection for many years. I have never ever seen another like it and I truly love it and hate parting with it but I have enjoyed it long enough and am ready to pass it along to someone else to love it too. It hangs from a finger ring in a diamond shape and is done all in pink enamel with beautiful hand-painted flowers on both the front AND the back ... never saw this before! The interior has a mirror in the lid and original puff in the open base. Sterling silver marking on rim and another hallmark that we cannot make out ... manufacturer is a mystery since I have not run across another like it. Measures 1-3/4" across the diamond, 1-1/2" square.

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$675 inc. s/h*

#10881

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

Boucher Painting Compact rosette Wonderful Painting by Francois Boucher with Romantic Couple and Birds ~ Mint Unused! ~

Here is a deceptively nice compact in mint, unused condition featuring a signed Boucher painting on the front (signature is in lower right corner ... obviously not the original Boucher as he lived several centuries ago, but a nice rendition all the same). The figural pastoral scene is hand-painted on a guilloche background with cobalt border to set it off. No manufacturer's mark anywhere that I can find ... inside has a full tiny-beveled mirror in the lid in perfect condition. Base has a covered powder well with brand new original puff and liner beneath. Back is brushed gold. Measures 2-7/8" wide x 2-1/2" high.

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#10756

SOLD

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

Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact rosette RARE Purple Double Enamel Guilloche Sterling Silver Figural Compact with Romantic Couple

As far as enamel guilloche figural compacts go, they just don't get much better than this! There are virtually no signs of wear to the enamel guilloche on this compact ... the surface shines like glass with nary a scuff. Gorgeous deep purple with sterling trim featuring a hand-painted scene of a romantic couple in the center outlined in gold. The enameling on the front outside the lid has a scalloped design which is repeated on the back ... just gorgeous! Interior features a beveled mirror in the lid with rope twist border and old store tags on the mirror itself. Base features a rotating sifter in gold with lovely embossed designs. Original puff (feels like chamois) is still inside. "Sterling" and other hallmarks on top of lift catch. Measures 2" diameter. Previously listed for $899!

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#11077

SOLD

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 Featuring Painting by Francois Boucher "The Nest" done in 1743 - Stunning!!

Here we have one of my finest -- and favorite -- compacts. In fact, I may change my mind about selling it as it is truly one of the most beautiful compacts I have ever run across. It is in impeccable condition and is rather large ... a full 3" diameter of rich, cobalt blue enamel guilloche on the back and around the edges in cloisonne' on the front. In the center of the front is a hand-painted copy of a famous Boucher painting done in 1743 called "The Nest." It is quite intricate with four figures, sheep, puttis over a waterfall, and a nest with several baby birds held in one of the lady's laps. It is truly exquisite! The scans just could not capture the depth of the blue on this one ... just trust me when I tell you you will be delighted with it in person. Condition is exceptionally fine with no visible wear to the enamel anywhere ... it is stupendous! Interior features a beveled mirror in the lid and a removable powder sifter in the base. Marked Sterling and Made in Austria beneath powder cover.

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$625 including s/h*

#11759

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

This is such a pretty and delicate little compact by F.M. Co. Lovely soft aqua blue enamel guilloche on the bottom and outer rim of the lid. Center of lid is a snowy white with a beautiful snowflake design in the guilloche. There are four pink roses hand-painted around the border. Interior is done in gold wash (may be over sterling but is not marked as such). There is a crescent shaped mirror in the lid over a rouge pot and a rotating powder sifter in the base. It is in excellent condition with only one very teeny little speck of enamel loss under the lift tab where it is not visible. Measures 2" diameter.

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$275 including s/h*

#11102

On LayAway

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

Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact rosette Mint Green Enamel Guilloche Sterling Silver Figural Compact with Romantic Couple

This is such a pretty compact done in a lovely mint green with a hand-painted scene of two young lovers on the front. The scene is edged in gold and the young lady's hat can be seen on the ground in the front. Detail is exquisite down to the little blue flowers in her hair! Interior ihas a mirror in the lid and a rotating powder sifter in the base. It is in excellent condition with very little signs of use ... enameling is gorgeous! Measures 2" diameter. Previously listed for $835 ... this one is priced below my cost.

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#9839

SOLD

Enamel Guilloche Compact rosette RARE Shape Enamel Guilloche Compact by Finberg Mfg. Co.

This is one of my favorite compacts of all time and the pictures do not do it justice. It is a stunning aqua green banded egg-shaped compact with a center cream band with pink roses and blue flowers. The back is solid aqua green enamel guilloche. The interior is done in gold wash and while the compact is not marked sterling that I can find, it appears to be sterling to me. Interior has a covered powder well on one side and a metallic flip-up mirror on the other. Beneath the mirror is an original covered rouge pot and a reorder slip from Finberg Mfg. Co. Inside is in like-new condition as well as the enamel on the outside. It is really excellent! Measures 1-7/8" x 2-1/4".

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$225 including s/h*

#10719

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 Lovely Blue Cherubs with Roses Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Double Compact by Blackinton

This is an absolutely gorgeous little double-sized compact that you have to look twice at to appreciate its true beauty. Nestled among the pink roses in the blue guilloche are two frolocking cherubs (see close-ups). This sterling silver compact opens from both sides and is identical on both sides so there is no front or back. Each interior compartment has a tiny beveled mirror in the lid. A finger ring and chain attached to the piece makes it easy to carry. Diminutive in size, it is only 1-3/8" diameter x 3/4" deep. It is in mint condition. Hallmarked on inner rim for R. Blackinton & Co. and Sterling.

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$425 including s/h*

#9262

SOLD

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 RARE Figural Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Compact  from Germany - Lady Dancing

This gorgeous yellow compact is done in enamel guilloche on sterling silver ... it features a lovely young lady dancing in a beautiful gown. I have an Italian sterling vermeil compact with the same lady and a surrounding scene of gentleman and musicians ... it appears to be a wedding dance. In this scene, the lady dances alone. Interior is missing the mirror in the lid but I think one could be easily added. Bottom features a rotating powder sifter. Enameling on the back is near mint with no signs of scratches or wear. However, the lid does have numerous scratches visible when held to light ... they are in the clear coating and not into the image itself. It is such a rare piece that I purchased it regardless of the wear ... I have never seen this lady on a small compact before. Size is a bit larger ... measures 2-1/4" diameter. Previously listed for $825 ... price is now less than my cost!

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$499 including s/h*

#11196

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 RARE Green Enamel Guilloche Padlock Heart Compact by LaMode

Pretty mint green padlocked heart compact by LaMode with beautiful blue forget-me-nots on the front. Rarely found in green, the front has the floral design while the back is all mint green enamel guilloche. Sides are beautifully embossed. Interior has a metallic flip out mirror which coveres a large rouge pot. Base has heart-shaped powder screen and original puff in used condition. Enameling is in excellent condition ... there is wear to the gold wash on the padlock "hasp" and a few dents on the top of the hasp (see pic). Other than that, it is in great shape. Measures 2-1/2" overall not counting hasp.

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$175 including s/h*

#11506

Enamel Guilloche Compact
Enamel Guilloche Compact
rosette RARE Double Scenic/Figural Compact - Hand-painted Figural Scene on Front, Hand-painted Tree & Mountains on Back

This is one of the rarest compacts you can find ... the reason being that the front and back are both done in totally different hand-painted scenes. The front has a figural scene with three figures and sheep. It looks as though the gentleman is entreating the lady to come away with him while her chaperone holds her back. Perhaps the back is where he is trying to lure her ... it looks like a tree on a desert island with purple mountains visible in the distance and a hint of blue sky overhead ... very romantic! The enamel is all in excellent condition with only miniscule scuffs in the outer coating consistent with age. Interior is missing the mirror in the lid but one can easily be added. The quandary is which side do you display? They are equally gorgeous! It's like getting two compacts in one. Measures 2" diameter. Previously listed for $799!

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$550 including s/h*

#10985

Enamel Guilloche Compact rosette White Enamel Guilloche DOUBLE-Sided Compact with Tassel

Here we have a lovely little compact done in snowy white enamel guilloche on BOTH sides. Interior has a tiny mirror on one side and little puff on the other. There is a black silk tassel hanging from a little loop on the bottom. There are no marks anywhere on the case that I can find but the condition is wonderful and it is an exquisite little piece. Measures 1-1/2" diameter.(Click on pic for more photos.)

#8668

SOLD

Enamel Guilloche Compact rosette RARE Lime Green Enamel Guilloche Sterling Silver Compact by Elgin American

Isn't this a pretty little thing? Simple design yet attention-getting color ... lime green enamel guilloche in pinwheel design on front with tiny beaded edge. Sides and bottom of case are smooth silver. Compact opens to reveal a mirror in the lid and open powder well in base. We will include a new swansdown puff. Attached to the case is a removable link chain with finger ring for carrying. Compact is marked Elgin American and Sterling Silver on the interior. Excellent condition overall with only a few very teeny dings to the case. Measures 1-3/4" diameter.

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#11544

SOLD

Enamel Guilloche Figural Pendant Compact rosette Extremely RARE Figural Pendant Compact with Hand-Painted Lady by Fountain

Pretty little compact pendant with hand-painted scene of a lady in a garden by a fountain. Scene is done on slightly convex shape. When turned over, the back is done in beautiful damascene designs in gold on silver. The thin back panel opens to reveal a metallic mirror and powder well in the front of the pendant. Very clever design! Traces of powder still remain in side. Comes with mounting ring to wear on a chain as a pendant. Measures 1-3/4" diameter.

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$159 including s/h*

#10199

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

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