Beautiful Antqiue 19thC French Powder Compact.
Gild metal with floral embossed walls & patterned base.
The lid mounted with a beautiful hand painted portrait on Mother of Pearl of a demure lady with a blue headband. The portrait is set under domed glass surrounded by a gilt bezel that was one enamelled.
Two Powder compartments. The first under the hinged lid which opens with a small catch, Mirror inset into the lid with a thin gilt rope twist frame.
The bottom hinged powder compartment opens using a small slit between the top & bottom. (can be fiddly). Mirror set into the base of the top section with a gilt rope twist frame.
1.7cm deep appx
Age related wear and tear as to be expected. Small fissure to the pearl located on the ladies shoulder. Wear/tarnishing and loss to the gilding on the bezel and as you can see lacking the enamel fill to the beads.
Wear to the green band. Both hinges & clasp are good. Top mirror with heavy freckling and lower mirror with a light freckling. Slight indent to the base.