A rare and highly collectible parfumerie de fleury compact the beautiful decoration on the lid is from one of the most romantic scenes in mythology: the low relief adornment depicts the moment that the god of love, cupid, revives the lifeless psyche with his kiss. As psyche wakes from the sleep of the innermost darkness, she reaches up to her lover as he holds her tenderly. The scene is taken from the fabulous sculpture'amore e psiche' by the italian artist antonia canova. This old powder compact is silver plated, pre-owned and used with original pale powder residue inside.
It was made in the 1930's and still is in good condition. Has signs of age related wear and discoloration, but no serious damage, which just add to its charm and vintage look. All clasps and hinges work perfectly. The mirror is very good and it gives an accurate reflection.The base is adorned with all-over raised feather design and a cartouche in the centre signed'vanipact de fleury british made'. Measures almost 2/49mm and weighs 40.7 grams. This item is made of silver plated compact and vintage silver plated, rare collectable, silver plated.