Guilloche Enamel Ship Motif Compact with Mirror Sterling Silver

She was the rebellious sort, it just made more sense to her. As a child she played in the dirt and climbed trees when she was told not to. She wore thick eyeliner and dark lipstick before it was trendy. She patted powder on her face in public without the slightest thought to social norms. A ship, to her, was a sign of fearlessness, of piracy and mutineers, of unprecedented dangers, and of adventures that wait. What better to pull it all together than a compact like this one?

This amazing antique enameled silver compact was handcrafted in 1895. It bears an image of a ship on the sea with clear skies on one side, and sky-blue guilloche enamel on the back. When opened, this compact reveals a mirror on one side, and a space for makeup or a powder puff on the other. This piece has been fully hallmarked and bears the maker’s mark, “MC&Co.”, the London import mark, the silver purity mark, “.925”, the date code, “o”, and the number, “18” which has been struck in the center. The maker’s mark is likely that of 'Mackay, Chisholm and Co', from Edinburgh, Scotland.

This beautiful antique compact would make an elegant addition to your jewelry box or silver collection. I can ask my jeweler about adding a bale if you’d like to wear it as a pendant.

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Item ID:CT0208016VS



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