Art Deco Enamel Compact FMCO Finberg White Gold Filled
A great treasure for the Compact and Vanity Collector. This is a Finberg signed rouge and powder compact with a guilloche enamel floral shield at the front and decorative machine turned etchings around the sides with carry strap. It is constructed like most of his designs of white gold fill and for a ninety year old piece is in wonderful condition. We will note any flaws we see below.
The compact measures 2 1/4" X 2 1/4" when closed with a depth of 3/8. It has a 4 1/2" strap from end to end which can be removed. It is secured by a spring ring clasp on the compact end.
The compact is signed FMCO for Finberg Mfg Co. and also has its original paper label on the rouge compartment. The mirror is free of any chips, flakes, scratches etc and the inside of the compact is bright and clean other than some remnants of loose powder that keep showing up no matter how many times we clean it.
The guilloche enamel is bright clean and in excellent condition.
This compact has the distinctive Finberg figure 8 and ball closure which is tight and snaps securely shut. We see a pin head size ding on the back of the compact which is shown in the photos and there is light wear to the gold fill at one spot on the edge where the enamel shield meets the compact. There is an area in the groove etched front that was too small for us to hand polish out. Again we note all this to be specific. It is a 90 year old piece. We were thrilled to find this piece in this condition as the few Finberg pieces we have seen in the past were nowhere near the condition of this one.
A beautiful compact for use or display on your vanity or to carry.