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Enamel/Silver set

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Enamel/Silver set

Type: 
Powder compact and lipstick
Material(s): 
Guilloche enamel over sterling silver
Designer/Maker: 
Unknown
Markings: 
English sterling marks
Origin: 
Birmingham, England
Date or Era: 
c. 1913
Dimensions: 
Compact 2.5 in square; lipstick 2.l in. high
Additional Information: 
Blue parakeets on cherry blossom branches. Compact has pale blue background; lipstick with white background. Both are part of a much larger dresser set. Guilloche is a decorative engraving technique in which a very precise intricate repetitive pattern or design is mechanically engraved into an underlying material in fine detail.

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