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Antique Compact with Mirror Pendant

$2,450 USD

Artifacts from yesteryear can create a sense of nostalgia or can be viewed with wonder using the eyes of today. Here we have an example of a powder compact pendant used during the turn of the 20th century.

Clearly neoclassical revival style, the exterior surface of the 14k yellow gold sphere is adorned with garlands, swags and leaves. Under the design fine vertical lines radiate from north to south creating a panorama of visual interest. Please note the original chain and ring with the ring worn on the finger and the compact held within the palm of the hand.

Upon opening the hinged orb, the interior reveals one half to be concave; the other side contains a removable mirror with a domed or convex configuration to enable the entire face to be seen intact. If so desired, the piece could be converted to a pendant.

Date: Circa 1900.

+ Measurements, Condition & More

Measurements: 5-1/4 inches (14.5 cm) in total length by 1-1/8 (2.9 cm) at the widest. Weight of 11.1 grams (17.3 dwt).

Hallmarks: 14k; mark for Carter Hastings, Howe or Carter Howe.

Condition: Excellent; mirror has a few light areas of haze (see photos).

Origin: American.

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