Art Deco Sterling Elgin Compact Silver Dance Purse

$165.00 $140.00

Art Deco Sterling Silver Compact Dance Purse signed hallmarked by Elgin and also marked Sterling Silver for metal purity. The ornate case is crafted of embossed sterling silver and has a gold wash on the front and sides. The back of the case is done in polished sterling silver as is the 5" flat link strap/handle. This compact appears to be unused and the original paper is still over the pressed compact powder. The puff has signs of blush on it only from the powder not having a protective cover on it so loose blush did get on the puff. We did a hand polishing only as we like the natural patina on the sterling silver, it shows it authenticity and age. For those of you that want it highly polished it will clean up nicely but we did not want to remove the gold wash detailing so recommend not using anything harsh that would remove it from the sterling finish. The compact also has a date on one of the compartments of Aug 7 23 (August 7th, 1923). The mirror is without any chips scratches or flakes. The case is without any dings or dents. There is rectangular plaque on the front that is empty and ready for engraving of your name or initials. The compact simply snaps shut and pulls open. It is secure and the sections open easily to get to the mirror and the powders. It is in amazing condition for 92 years old. It is not a light weight piece and has a total gram weight of 115.3. This is a wonderful Art Deco Vanity item.