A pretty blue guilloché enamel lid tops this antique 1935 english vanity jar by the adie brothers of birmingham, england. The lid is of solid sterling silver with an engraved art deco design.Guilloché is a decorative technique in which a very precise, intricate and repetitive pattern is mechanically engraved into an underlying material (in this case sterling silver). This particular lid pattern has repetitive radiating curvy lines with a flower motif, all topped by a vibrant blue enamel. This lid has great optics to it with a beautiful glow as the light hits it from different angles, giving it a three-dimensional look. The tall skinny glass jar is meant for a vanity.
The lid is signed "a bros ltd" hallmark attributed to adie bros. It is also stamped with a lion (english sterling silver), anchor (birmingham, england) and date letter "l" (1935). The lidded jar measures approx. 1 5/16 inches by 1 1/16 inches with a 6 3/8-inch height.
This piece may be great for storing make-up brushes. There are a few tiny nicks to the glass and may be other minor wear. The mesmerizing enamel is in very fine condition. Total wt: 144.9 grams. Condition: very good antique condition with vintage patina and vintage age wear to the silver, beautiful enamel; a few very tiny nicks to glass.
Each vintage piece has been examined by a graduate gemologist. Stone carat weights stated represent approximate weights which can vary by the limitations of measuring set gems.Due to the age, antique & vintage jewelry and sterling objects are often not perfect, and may have normal signs of surface wear, or small imperfections due to hand crafting or production in a long gone era rather than mass-manufactured nature. This is what makes each piece special and unique. This item is made of vintage and sterling silver, lidded, guilloche, enamel, english, blue, glass, jar, birmingham, adie bros, vanity, make up brush storage.