Lipstick Powder Compact Hand Mirror, German Solid 835 Silver, Vintage Art Deco
This vintage lipstick case and powder compact are in the form of a hand mirror. There are two mirrors, the one at the front and the internal mirror with the powder. The lipstick is in the handle. The hinged cover of the compact has a cross hatched pattern with a scalloped border of engraved flowers and swirls and a small embossed flower and swirls at the base. The lipstick holder is marked with the german crescent moon and crown and 835 for the silver content, a standard slightly lower than 925 sterling, and a maker's mark that we have not been able to decipher. The piece is 5 inches long, 2 inches across and about 1/2 inches deep. There are a couple of light marks on the mirror but these are minor and otherwise the compact is in excellent vintage condition. It retains the powder sifter and part of the original lipstick. This item is made of 835 solid silver.