Remarkable Golden Compact, Made in Italy
I knew this compact was good! Immediately you can see and feel the quality of it...gilt in a bright gold over an exceptionally fine florentine texture and then detailed with glossy, colorful enamels. This compact practically screams "Luxury"!! It's in the cutest little puffy envelope shape with a singular rhinestone that holds the flap closed. When you gently lift the flap, the two facing panels spring open to reveal a clean beveled mirror and an empty powder compartment with the original unused screen. Just above the mirror are the words "MADE ITALY" and 2 of the 3 panels have a discreet number "5". There is no maker's mark but it was certainly manufactured by a high-end company. In doing some research I came across virtually the same compact, in a different shape, and the asking price was substantial!! I don't know quite enough to feel confident asking that price but I'm satisfied having my instincts about the quality confirmed! Please do look closely at the photos to appreciate the texture and the impressive enamel work. Every single flower is enameled, and some with multiple colors! It fits comfortably in your hand as it curves slightly and it has a nice, sturdy weight. The measurement from side to side at the widest point is 3-3/8" and from top to bottom, when closed, it measures 2-3/8". The mirror measures 2-5/8" by 1-1/2". It's a class act!