Lot 14
A Vintage Silver, Silver-Gilt, and Gemset Compact
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Unmarked, circular form, the hinged cover with bead and half bezel set emerald cut emeralds, round cut rubies and blue sapphires weighing approximately 7.00 carats, 6.20 carats, and 4.25 carats respectively and arranged in a floral motif, hinged cover opens to reveal a mirror and section for compact powder, engraved decoration to underside and sides.

5/8 x 3 in. diameter

4.3 troy oz.

From the Collection of Elaine Miller, Raleigh, NC

Developing a passion and intrigue for jewelry as a young girl growing up in New York, the consignor built her collection over a sixty-plus year period acquiring her pieces in varied venues and always with an eye for the artistry and craftsmanship of design.

A similar compact from the collection of Eunice Joyce Gardiner was sold in Sotheby's Important Jewels auction on 20 September 2012 (lot 21).

Good estate condition; some gemstones with minor chips and abrading; mirror with silvering loss.

$1,000 - 2,000