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Jeweled Vanity Case rosette RARE Rigid Dresden Mesh Jeweled Vanity Purse New Listing!

This lovely vanity purse is attributed to Whiting & Davis although it is unmarked.  The design is just stunning with a rigid frame covered in silk screened Dresden mesh in vibrant colors of green, yellow, blue, beige and red.  The case has jewels on all sides, even the top!  The front has two rubies and marcasites, each side has a jewel (one is crystal, one is ruby), the back has a ruby and marcasites, and the top has an emerald, two rubies and two pearls. The frame is edged in a beaded trim and tiny little rosettes.  The top "flap" lifts up and the case then opens to reveal a gilt interior (shows age wear) with a mirror in the top half and two wells in the bottom for powder and rouge.  There is a baby blue swansdown puff that was included when I purchased this back in 2007.  At that time it did not have a tassel but I was able to acquire one that I think looks pretty good with it although it is not original.  The chainlink handle has embossed designs on the bars and is original to the piece.  See all photos for condition which is very good for its age.  There is no damage other than wear to the mirror which is also age appropriate.  Measures 1-3/4" wide x 3" long not including handle or tassel x 1/2" deep.

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$899 including s/h*

#14431

Jeweled Vanity Case rosette Gorgeous Jeweled Vanity Case with Enamel Guilloche Roses

This beautiful vanity case has a center vignette of two pink roses and rosebuds set in an ornately embossed gold case studded with ruby and sapphire jewels.  There are two large rubies, 6 smaller rubies, and 6 tiny sapphires in all.  The goldtone case is richly embossed on all four sides and has a bar and link chain handle to carry.  Interior features a mirror on one side which opens to reveal a small storage compartment behind it. The other half holds a rouge and powder well and a tiny lipstick case.  A replacement lambswool puff is included.  It is in excellent condition with engine-turned designs on back. Measures 2" wide x 3" long not including clasp x 3/4" deep.

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$235 including s/h*

#9686

Sterling Silver Vanity Purse rosette Sterling Silver Vanity Case by Webster with Fully-Compartmented Interior

Here is a lovely sterling silver vanity case made in the early 1900's by the Webster Co. of N. Attleboro, Massachusetts.  This larger case hs a braided wrist chain with adjustable slide handle.  The front of the case is incised with fine grooves and the edges are richly embossed and beveled.  The back of the case is smooth with the same matching embossed border.  Now for the good part! When you open the case, the inside of one half is richly damascened and finished in a gold vermeil with a spring clasp for holding paper money or whatnots.  The other side is fitted with 5 compartments:  one for powder with a powder pat and puff still inside, one for rouge with a rouge pot and puff still inside, a removable lipstick tube, and spring-loaded coin slots for dimes and nickels.  There is a mirror in each of the powder and rouge compartments as well.  The case is signed Sterling and hallmarked for Webster on the rim.  The front of the case bears the monogram "M.S.H."  There are a few very minor dents on the back side of the case. And the chain handle where it attaches to the clasp has several broken rings but it is still attached (see close-ups).  All in all it is a great piece in excellent condition and the price reflects the minimal imperfections. Case itself measures 4-1/2" high x 2-1/2" wide x 1/2" deep..

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$299 including s/h*

#17270

R & G Mesh Vanity Purse with Enamel Guilloche Top rosette R & G Enamel Guilloche Mesh Vanity Purse with 14K White Gold Top

Long been in my personal collection (since 2005) and it has always been one of my favorites.  Condition-wise, they just don't get much better than this ... it is as close to mint condition as you will find.  And it is so much prettier in person than the photos show!  The top of the purse is done in reverse damascene designs that reflect the light and all in 14K white gold.  In the center is a yellow enamel guilloche dome-shaped holder from which the braided wristband is attached. And it is beautifully decorated with tiny pink roses.  The body of the purse is done in a cocoa, cream, and Mediterranean blue shade that is just gorgeous. And it is finished off at the base with a bell-topped tassel.  Just gorgeous!  Inside you will find a full mirror in the lid and a swivel section beneath that also serves as a cover for the purse portion.  The swivel section holds a rouge pot and a rotating powder sifter.  Included is the original puff which has some rouge stains on it but there is no indication that the purse or puff have really ever been used with the exception of these little spots. Be sure to look at all of the photos that I am posting to show you just how lovely this purse is.  It is signed "R & G Co" on the rim at the top and on the side of the rim it says "Belais 14K White Gold Front" (which means top in this case).  Measures a tad over 2-1/2" diameter at the top x 7" long from enamel top to bottom of mesh tassel. The handle adds another 6".

First time offered!

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$850 including s/h*

#13055

SOLD

LeRage Wonder Vanity Case

rosette RARE Mint Conditon LeRage Wonder Vanity Case in Original Box with Original Unused Contents + Extras!  Must See This One!

Over the years I have had several of these LeRage Wonder vanities that had their original boxes but never had another like this one ... in fact, I have owned it in my own collection since 2000 and am finally ready to part with it.  You will  never find a better one!  This one has never been used and has the original box, carrying case, puffs, comb, lipstick and perfume inside.  But what makes this one really rare is that it has the original instructions still sealed in cello with the funnel for filling the perfume bottle (I have never seen one of these before).  It also has two spare original puffs that are also still sealed in cello.  Be sure to look at all the pictures ... it is incredible!  And so pretty in shiny gold with the enameled flowers in a chintz pattern which are found on the rouge pot on front of the case, the lipstick case, and the perfume inside.  Made in England.  Entirely new condition and never used.  Only wear is the outside of the box from being stored for 60+ years.  Compact case measures approximately 4-1/8" diameter.  Box measures 4-5/8" x 7-5/8". 

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$795 including s/h*

#9539

Vanity Purse

rosette Unusual Vanity Case w/Divided Interior Compartment & Enamel Guilloche Roses

Very lovely vanity case that has a ring to attach a wrist chain.  This extra large case features a full circle of enamel guilloche roses with gold flowers accenting it on its lid with engine turned designs in the center and on the base.  The sides are very ornately embossed with rich designs.  The interior opens to reveal two halves separated by a framed-in mirror with engine turned designs on the back.  One half is empty for your powder and the other half contains spots for lipstick and rouge pot (not there).  It is in very good condition with minor superficial surface wear to metal surfaces; enameling is mint.  Measures 2-1/2" diameter x 3/4" thick.  No maker's name that I could find.

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$235 including s/h*

#7752

Vanity Purse

rosette Gorgeous Etched Vanity Purse in Diamond Shape with Enamel Guilloche Cartouche on Front with Hand-Painted Rose

This is such a pretty vanity purse and the pictures don't do it nearly justice ... the case is a bright shiny silver with intricately etched flowers and fluffy scrolls cut in fine detail which sparkles when held.  The center raised cartouche features a hand-painted pink rose on a buttery yellow enamel guilloche ... just the perfect accent!  The sides of the case are richly embossed and the back has a lovely engine turned design with the shiny silver contrasting.  Inside the case is like new (as is the tire piece) ... there are two original puffs, one on the rouge pot beneath themirror on one side and the other above a rotating powder sifter.  Neither has ever been used although the rouge puff has some pink on it where the foil has torn away on the surface of the rouge pot.  The purse is suspended from a bar and link chain handle and the bars are also richly embossed.  There are no markings on the case of any kind, so I have no idea who made it.  The case measures almost 2-3/4" wide at the corner points; 2" square otherwise.

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$275 including s/h*

#9526

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Vanity Purse

rosette Vanity Purse with Etched Lovebirds and Enamel Guilloche in Gold and Silver - Beautiful!

This stunning case is done in two tone gold and silver ... it's hard to discern from the photos, but the birds on the front are silver while the surrounding branches and leaves are gold. The striped portions are done on silver while the outer edges are gold.  The engraved name "Grace" is on a silver section and there is a raised blue enamel guilloche decorative section with pink hand-painted roses.  The interior of the case is all done in gold wash and is very nicely detailed.  One side houses a rouge and powder pot with an original used puff.  The other has two spring-loaded coin holders and a mirror which opens to reveal a small storage compartment.  It is quite gorgeous and the pictures don't do justice to the beauty of this piece. The case measures almost 2" wide x 3-1/8" high (not counting clasp) x almost 5/8" deep.

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$250 including s/h*

#10879

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Whiting and Davis Mesh Vanity Purse

rosette Whiting & Davis Mesh Vanity Purse with Tassel and Jeweled Clasp

This is a very pretty vanity purse by Whiting & Davis dating from the early 1900's.  It is done in black and white diamond geometrics on a gold mesh base.  The frame is actually a compact and is also goldtone metal with engraved flowers on the top and a decorative little chainlink tassel dangle.  The clasp that holds it closed is a blue sapphire and there is a braided cord with a slide adjustment for carrying.  When the lid is opened, there is a covered powder sifter with original puff and a mirror in the cover.  It is just so sweet!  It is in excellent condition with the exception of 2 of the little links along the side are detached ... my eyes aren't good enough to reattach them but I will try to have someone do this.  It's not detrimental in any way to the integrity or appearance of the purse, only mentioning for accuracy.  Enameling is all in very good condition with only very minor wear here and there.  Overall it is great!  Measures 2-3/4" wide at the bottom edge x 6" long from top of frame to bottom. The compact itself measures 1-3/4" x 2-1/2".

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$399 including s/h*

#9034

Austria Tango Compact

rosette Early Enamel Guilloche Cloisonne' Octagon-Shaped Vanity Purse with Original Tassel-Hidden Lipstick and Greek Key Design by Lenk, Austria

I have had this stunning vanity purse in my personal collection since 2003 and have never tired of looking at it.  It is a large size with a full enamel guilloche front done in a deep blue with a center vignette in cloisonne'  and this is bordered in a Greek Key design in white cloisonne' around the edge.  The blue and grey silk tassel is original to the piece and conceals a matching enamel guilloche lipstick inside.  The purse is suspended from a very long heavy gold link chain handle which measures 8-1/2" long.  The interior of the compact has a shaped wide-beveled mirror in the lid which is in excellent shape and a new swansdown puff inside.  The back of the case is hallmarked for Lenk, Austria.  It is in excellent condition for its age (I would date this to the turn of the century 1900) ... there are no chips in the enamel; however, when held to light there is a bit of wear in the clearcoat that is more like very fine pitting.  It's not visible when looking at it directly only when held at a side angle.  It is a stunning piece and I am pricing it at what I paid for it back in 2003.  The case measures almost 3" wide x 3" high; overall hanging length is 17" tip to tip.

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$550 including s/h*

#11496

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Figural Deco Tango Compact

rosette Stunning Art Deco Silhouette Dancing Nymph Figural Enamel Guilloche Vanity Case with Lipstick Hidden in Tassel

This stunning art deco vanity case features a dancing nymph in silhouette on a deep gold enamel guilloche background on the lid which is also surrounded in black and white enameled flowers around the perimeter.  The back and side of the case is all richly engine-turned in beautiful designs, all on a gold-tone metal case.  The braised wrist handle is in excellent condition and has a lovely openwork slide adjustment.  The case is finished off with a very ornate lush black tassel which hides a gold lipstick case.  Now for the interior ... upon opening it, you will find a (used) puff atop a rotating sifter for loose powder.  The other side holds a mirror which will open to expose a rouge pot and another puff which has been gently used.  Overall the entire piece is in excellent condition.  Compact portion measures 2" diameter x 5/8" deep; tassel measures 5" long and braided handle is 6" long.  Overall hanging length is 14" tip to tip.

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$499 including s/h*

#115888

Rare Vanity Purse

rosette Rare Whiting & Davis Double Mesh Vanity Purse with Venetian Lace Fringe and Jeweled Frame

Another jewel from my private collection, I have owned this one since 1999 and have never, in all these years, come across another like it.  Although unmarked, it has all the properties of sterling silver in that it tarnishes like sterling.  But I have never tested it ... just kept it wrapped in silver paper.  What makes this so unusual is that it has two completely separate purses -- both finished in exquisite Venetian Lace fringe -- attached by a central frame which opens via a sapphire jeweled clasp.  When opened, inside is found a center swivel vanity compartment and two mesh pockets, each a full-size purse in itself.  The center portion also opens from each side ... one side holds a mirror and a powder pot with puff.  The other side has a covered rouge pot with puff.  To understand this completely, you will just have to look at all the pictures.  All of this is suspended from a tightly braided silver handle.  The Venetian Lace finge on the bottom of each of the purses just sets it all off beautifully.  The frame is also beautifully engraved on both sides.  Condition is very good .. there are a few very minor dark spots on the silver mesh that I have not tried to polish out but I am sure they would easily be removed.  Measures 2-3/4" wide at top x 8-1/2" long not counting clasp or handle.  Bottom is 3-1/4" wide at edges of fringe.  Yes, it's expensive, but yes, it is that rare! 

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$1,450 including s/h*

#7940

Vanity Purse

rosette RARE Austrian Cobalt Enamel Guilloche Acorn Shaped Vanity Purse

One of the most beautiful dance purses I have ever seen although technically it could be a compact. The bottom is completely open but there is a mirror in the lid and it came with a lovely little swansdown puff. My guess is that the puff was added but it was intended to be used as a vanity purse with a mirror. It is an exquisite piece of workmanship ... the cobalt blue enamel guilloche goes completely around the purse and on the lid as well and it is finished off at the bottom with a black tassel. The original braided cord handle is also intact and in excellent condition. Overall in near perfect shape ... there is no damage to the enamel whatsoever. Mirror has some tiny age spots -- who doesn't?!? -- but does not interfere with image. Metal trim could be bronze ... all original old patina. Marked "Austria" on the mirror rim. The purse measures 2" diameter x 2-1/2" long not counting tassel..

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$975 including s/h*

#17186

Vanity Purse

rosette Adorable Enameled Vanity Purse with Hand-Painted Flowers on Both Sides

Here we have a very rare and early vanity purse done in full enameled front and back in a lovely deep aqua shade with hand-painted flowers on both sdes. It has a brass open link chain handle that is not long enough to go over your hand so was probably to attach to a chatelaine. I would date this to the mid to late 1800's. The interior is fitted with accordion pleated pockets large enough to only hold a few coins or patches, not much more. The fabric has separated from the dividing sheets on one side and could probably be easily glued back on but this is not bothersome to me and I don't want to do it. I will leave that to the next owner's desires. The fabric is all intact with no splits or damage other than what I mentioned. The enameling is all in great shape with only some superficial age appropriate scuffs visible when held to light. It is a gorgeous little piece! The purse measures 2" diameter and the chain hangs 2-1/2".

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$275 including s/h*

#8350

Vanity Purse

rosette Rare French Vanity Purse with Jeweled Gold Ribbon Bows - Compact in Lid! - by Brevete'

This is a very unique vanity purse done in black velvet and a black suede-like material for the bottom half and the adjustable cord handle. I have never seen another of its kind ... the lid opens to reveal a mirror (age crazing evident) over a powder well with puff and screen. Beneath this is a satin lined pouch to hold your valuables. The satin is marked Made in France and Brevete' in gold. There is a foil label in the powder well which reads Paris and a label on the mirror which says Garanti Dore DOR FIN (I have no idea what that means). On the lid and around the perimeter of the purse are little gold metal bows set with tiny rhinestones ... there are missing rhinestones scattered throughout but they would be easily replaced. The cord has a divided metallic slide to adjust the handle ... when it is pressed all the way to the bottom, it also secures the purse from being opened. Overall it is in very good condition with the exception of the jewels as mentioned and the mirror. There is one small rub spot on the suede on the bottom half but not really noticeable at all unless you are looking for it. This is a great purse and a very rare item! Measures approximately 4" diameter and 4" high not counting handle.

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$299 including s/h*

#17184

Vanity Purse

rosette Rare Bolster Carryall/Compact by Gala of London with Butterfly on Top - Never Used!

Here we have a very rare carryall in a bolster style all in black velvet, including the loop handle, accented with a tiny gold butterfly on one end. Each side has a zipper to open the compartments within ... beneath the butterfly is a mirror in the lid and a powder compartment with original puff marked "Gala of London" and sifter screen, neither of which have been used. The other end is open for storing your valuables. It is in excellent condition throughout! Velvet is all in great shape as well. Measures a bit over 4" diameter x 3-3/4" long. Strap loop handle is another 6" long.

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$299 including s/h*

#17185

Vanity Purse
Inset shows Whiting & Davis
gold mesh purse

rosette Unique Enamel Guilloche Vanity Set by LaMode with Fitted Whiting & Davis Mesh Purse ... All Original Labels and Even an Original $18.50 Price Tag!

This vanity set by LaMode features a matching enamel guilloche compact and lipstick with hand-painted flowers on both tops ... what makes it extra special is the fitted mesh purse made by Whiting & Davis specifically for this set. The compact still has the original price tag which says Genuine LaMode Product on one side and a price of $18.50 on the other! Wow! Just imagine ... by today's equivalent, this set would have cost $250* in 1930! The compact has the original puffs inside and an original unopened rouge pat as well. The powder puff has some age foxing spots but it has never been used. The lipstick has traces of lipstick still inside and the reverse side of the case has a nice beveled mirror. The back side of the compact is regular enamel, not guilloche. The gold mesh bag has the original Whiting & Davis label inside which I did not see until I was taking the pictures for this listing. Entire set and bag are in excellent condition other than the things I mentioned. Please see all pictures which will show it much better. Case measures 4-1/4" wide x 3-1/4" high. Compact is 2-1/4" x 2" and lipstick is 1-7/8" long.

*Calculation here.

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$299 including s/h*

#13311

Camera Style Vanity Purse

rosette Tapestry Camera Style Vanity Case with Wrist Strap Made in Germany

Here is an unusual camera style case made in Germany and covered in a pretty tapestry fabric in gold, pink and blue on black.. The case is brass and is in excellent condition. There is a matching wrist strap to carry it which is also in excellent condition. This case has many compartments. First is a lipstick which can be seen on the left side. Then on the one side is a push-button release which flips open a mirror and a covered powder compartment with original puff. The mirror shows age fogging and the puff is worn but looks good on the top side. There is a second push-button on the side which, when pushed, opens the powder well. In here is an original screen. Now turn it over and on the other side is an outer coin purse with snap closure. On the end of the case is a brass tab which will lift to open another compartment which can hold cigarettes in a spring-loaded section ... this will also lift to be able to store flat bills or calling cards beneath. It is quite unique! The case measures 4" x 2" x 3/4" thick not counting coin purse. Wrist strap is almost 3" long.

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$225 including s/h*

#9242

Evans Vanity Purse

rosette Jeweled Mother-of-Pearl Vanity Clutch Purse by Evans with Original Box and Sleeve

I have had this pretty MOP vanity purse in my collection for many years mainly because of the color of the jewels ... they look like blue topaz which is my favorite gemstone! This purse comes in its original flannel sleeve and its original box with the Evans logo on the top. The top of the purse is set with two concentric rectangles of the blue jewels which are all prong-set and their color is gorgeous. The bottom side of the purse is done in MOP tiles in diamond pattern which is quite lovely. The interior of this purse is outfitted with a covered powder, original puff, and lipstick case along with a full size mirror in the top and even a comb holder with comb! The bottom has an open compartment for storing anything you desire and has a spring clip to hold it in place. This purse has never been used and the puff and powder well are clean as a whistle. However, just due to age, there are some imperfections which have occurred such as separation in some of the MOP on the lid and some slight discolorations (all are visible in the pics). I have not tried to do anything about this as I would not know how and wouldn't want to risk damaging it. The purse measures 5-1/2" x 3-1/4" x 1-1/8" thick. It is quite heavy!

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$199 including s/h*

#9239

Richard Hudnut Vanity Case

rosette Deco Design Richard Hudnut Vanity Case in Original Box

Done in striking black and white art deco design, this Richard Hudnut vanity is a delight to behold. The front of the case is done in geometric pattern in black and white while the back is solid black champleve enamel with silver rectangles. The case opens on both sides ... one side has a rouge pot, mirror and covered powder compartment with powder. The original rouge puff with the Richard Hudnut name is also there. The other side has storage for cigarettes with a spring clip spelling out HUDNUT. Very elegant! The silver presentation box is lined in velvet. This piece is in very good condition with no wear to the case; however, there are some cracks appearing in the lower right white section and the enamel may be starting to lift. So care is needed to be taken to not chip it off. There is also a pinpoint fleabite of enamel missing on this section.  Priced accordingly. The case measures 4-3/8" x 3".

NOTE:  Since putting this on the site, I have had the front of the compact sealed to prevent any further lifting and in fact, it did smooth down all of the lifting areas.  I have added two new photos which clearly show the AFTER pictures and how much better it looks now!

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$165 including s/h*

#13394

Watrous Sterling Silver Ornate Vanity Purse

rosette Figural Enamel Guilloche Vanity Purse Featuring Nicolas Lancret's "Music Lesson" Painting

Beautifully done in black and white is this reproduction of Nicolas Lancret's "The Music Lesson" done in 1743. The black design is hand-painted on top of a snow white enamel guilloche background and goes almost the full width of the top. It is surrounded by embossed designs on the silvertone metal (it is not sterling). The sides are also richly embossed as is the inner rim of the lid which is not often seen. The bottom is engine turned. Inside is a mirror in the lid and the bottom section is fully compartmented with rouge, powder, and two lipstick holders. There are two original puffs still inside. The lipstick holders may be replacements as they are not silver but they snap into place perfectly. Comes with detachable matching chain. It is in excellent condition with no damage to enamel at all! Measures 2-1/2" diameter x 1/2" thick (lid is slightly convex).

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$325 including s/h*

#14554

Enamel Guilloche Jeweled Vanity Case

rosette Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Jeweled Vanity

This is an extremely fine quality vanity case whose manufacturer is unknown. The only mark is a 935 stamp for sterling ... if there is a maker's mark, I have not found it yet. The outside of the case is done entirely on the top side in various pale blue enamel guilloche with a starburst in the center. The back is engine turned and it has a fairly long chainlink handle. The case has 4 sapphire jewels, one on the side to open it and three others which open the interior compartments. Please view the many pictures I have to show the fantastic interior which is done in gold vermeil. The interior is fitted with two covered compartments on the left side. On the right is a mirror which lifts to reveal a storage compartment with a clip for paper money or notes and on the reverse side of the mirror is a celluloid sheet to write on. There is a teeny hole in the wide of the purse where a thin pencil could be stored but it is no longer there. Condition on this vanity is extraordinary with the exception of two things I need to mention: a small dent in the center of the back and a scratch on the front of the case. The scratch is not into the enamel and did not show up in a photo but it is there and is visible when held to light. Otherwise you would not see it. Measures 2-1/8" wide x 3-1/2" high. This piece has good weight to it!

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$599 including s/h*

#12400

Enamel Guilloche Cigarette Case

rosette Scenic Double Enamel Guilloche Cigarette Case by D. F. Briggs Co.

The colors on this double enamel guilloche scenic cigarette case are some of the prettiest you will ever see. The background on the front and back is a lovely lilac bordered with a bright aqua. On the front in the center is a tranquiil river scene with a pink sunset on the horizon and birds flying in the sky. This is bordered with a tiny gold edging and there are roses above and below. The back of the case is lilac and aqua minus the scene. Inside the case is a spring clip on one side and it is all finished in engine turned gold wash. Some age spots are visible which I have not attempted to clean ... I will leave that to the next owner. Beautiful case ... enameling is all in great condition with minor scuffs visible when held to light and one tiny area along back edge where there is some faint discoloration.  Be sure to look at the close-up of the flowers in the aqua guilloche border. Measures a large 3-1/8" wide x 3-1/2" high.

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$399 including s/h*

#14538

Heart-Shaped Vanity Purse rosette Darling Heart-Shaped Vanity Purse with Enamel Guilloche Heart in Center

This is a very pretty vanity purse in a delightful heart shape with a pretty enamel guilloche heart in the center with hand-painted roses tied with a blue ribbon bow.  The metal case is done in two tones of silver and gold with damascene designs. The interior has a mirror and rouge pot on one side and rotating powder sifter on the other, all set in engine-turned finish.  Excellent condition throughout!  Measures 2" wide x 2-1/2" long not counting clasp or handle.

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$399 including s/h*

#14095

Scenic Enamel Guilloche Vanity Purse rosette Scenic Enamel Guilloche Vanity with Golden Airplane

I just LOVE this compact!  Never before have I seen an airplane in an enamel guilloche scene (or even on a compact that wasn't war related). This one features a lovely tranquil lake scene with roses and trees around it and a bright gold plane flying across a blue sky. There is a mountain visible along the skyline. Just a delight! The interior features a mirror and rouge pot in the lower portion (lid) and the back has a rotating powder sifter and a swivel lipstick. Also inside is an original puff. Enameling is in mint condition with no marks of any kind that I can see. The interior is also in excellent condition. No apologies on this one! Very rare design! There is a very old string tag that was on it when I purchased it and I will leave it. The writing on it is not meaningful ... just letters that were probably code inventory. Measures 2-1/4" x 2-3/4" overall not counting clasp or handle.

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$599 including s/h*

#14091

Butterfly Enamel Guilloche Vanity Purse rosette Butterfly Enamel Guilloche Vanity with Pearl Handle Dated 1926 by D. F. Briggs

Here is a beautiful vanity case by D. F. Briggs Co. It features a garden of pink, yellow and purple roses and flowers with a butterfly fluttering over them. All this is on a lovely cream background bordered with champleve pale lilac with diamonds around it. The sides are richly embossed with leaf designs and the back is engine turned. Inside is a mirror on the left and a rotating powder sifter and rouge pot on the right, both with puffs. The handle is a bar and link connected with pearl drops ... stunning! The compact is stamped inside D.F.B.Co. and patent date of Feb. 9, 1926. Condition is excellent throughout with no scuffs at all. Measures 2-7/8" wide x 1-7/8" high.

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$499 including s/h*

#13787

Heart-Shaped Vanity Purse rosette Sterling Silver Vanity Case by R. Blackinton with Enamel Guilloche Flower Basket in Center

This is a top-of-the-line vanity case made by R. Blackinton that is unique in its design. Tall and slim, it comes with a braided wrist handle that is adjustable. The front has an oval vignette with enamel guuilloche done in snow white with a  hand-painted basket of pink roses decorated with a blue ribbon bow. Inside the compact are two covered compartments for powder and rouge and a mirror on the right. It is signed beneath the top compartment. Back of the case has a stylized monogram CLP. Excellent condition throughout! I have had this in my collection for over 10 years as I just love it. Weights 2.55 oz. Measures 2" wide x 2-1/2" long not counting clasp or handle.

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$325 including s/h*

#11002

Heart-Shaped Vanity Purse rosette Purse Shaped Enamel Guilloche Vanity by B. Co. (Bliss) with Rigid Handle

I believe this vanity was made by Bliss as the stamp inside says B Co. This one has a full enamel guilloche front and a rigit handle with enamel guilloche decoration on it. The background and outer border are snowy white with an inner border of aqua blue. On the white are pink roses in full bloom ... and there are even little flowers on the handle! It is just adorable. Inside is a mirror in the lid portion and a rotating powder sifter, rouge pot and lipstick in the base. Original (used) puffs are still inside. Mirror has a bit of foxing but nothing that deters from its use.  Enameling is all perfect with exception of one teeny fleabite on right handle top. Measures 2-7/8" wide x 2-1/8" high not counting handle.

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$325 including s/h*

#10995

SOLD

Necessaire rosette Unusual Necessaire with Tassels and Engraved Plate on Front with Griffins

I have never seen another purse like this one ... it is so unusual! It is a black suede with brass fittings. On the front is a plate with engraved designs in black, gold and bronze tnes with two winged griffins in the center of an 8-pointed star. The inside is completely outfitted with mirror which has a storage compartment behind it for money. There are screened covered pots for powder and rouge and a lipstick compartment (at present there is a fluffy swansdown puff in that). See all pictures ... it is a truly unique purse. Condition is excellent ... pretty much like new however the black from the suede does tend to rub off on clothing. Measures 4-1/4" wide x 3-1/4" high not counting clasp x 1-1/2" deep.

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$135 including s/h*

#14819

Enamel Guilloche Cigarette Case

rosette Enamel Guilloche Cigarette Case by F. M. Co.

This beautiful cigarette case features enamel guilloche in a pale buttery yellow on both front and back.  The front also has a center vignette in snowy white with a hand-painted pink rose and matching pink roses garnishing each corner.  The interior is done in engine turned gold with two spring clips to hold cigarettes.  You could also use this to hold bills or notes as well. Each clip is stamped F.M. Co.  Now as for condition:  keep in mind this was a utilitarian piece and as such does show typical use. On the front, there is a chip at the very lower right corner. On the lower front left corner there is what looks like a chip but is actually a tiny gap in the area between the enamel portion and the metal corner wrap. On the back, the two lower corners have small chips.  Other than these, there is just normal superficial surface scuffs but nothing bad. When I purchased it, I priced it at $299 but have kept it in my own collection since that time and I am reducing the price now for this first-time offering to reflect the current economy. Measures almost 3" x 2" overall.

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$199 including s/h*

#13230

Whiting and Davis Mesh Vanity Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Rare Mesh Vanity Purse with "Puffy" Dogwood Frame

This is a very rare Whiting & Davis mesh vanity purse with what is called a "puffy" frame, this one featuring a dogwood flower in the center. It is called puffy because the flower portion is molded to be in raised-relief giving it a puffy appearance.  This mesh panel is then set into a rigid frame with engraving on 3 sides.  When the purse is opened, there is a mirror behind this section. Overall it is in excellent condition with no missing tiles or loose links. Enameling has very minimal wear here and there but is 99% intact.  Signed Whiting & Davis on the inner frame. It's a beautiful piece and one that is fairly hard to find.  Measures 2-1/2" wide at frame x 3-1/2" wide at bottom x 7" long overall. .


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$550 includes s/h*

#8570

Scenic Case

rosette Hand-Painted Scenic Card or Cigarette Case

Here is a highly unusual little brass case designed originally for carrying cigarettes or calling cards.  The inside is lined in faux woodgrain and has two elastic straps to secure the cigarettes/cards.  The case has a hand-painted scene on the front with a little village in the distance behind a white arched bridge.  There are two flagpoles int he foreground and a stream with some rocks in the corner.  A large tree in the background finishes it off.  Back of case is smooth with a tiny beaded border around the very edge.  There are some very minor chips to the paint on the front ... overall it is in great condition.  Measures   2-7/8" wide x 3-5/8" tall x 5/8" deep.

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$59 including s/h*

#9030

Sterling Silver Cigarette Case

rosetteSterling Silver Chased Cigarette Case

Not a compact, but still a very pretty piece that needed to be added to this page for you.  A very beautifully chased sterling silver ladies cigarette case (marked sterling on side of case).   No maker's mark.   Measures 3-1/2" x 3" x 5/8" deep.

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$135 including s/h*

#9502

Whiting & Davis Gold Mesh Vanity Purse rosette (Unmarked) Whiting & Davis Piccadilly Style Mesh Vanity Purse with Amethyst Jeweled Clasp

This is a super fine baby mesh vanity purse with one of the prettiest frames I have seen.  It is a rich gold color with delicate engraving on the frame and an unusual amethyst jewel in the clasp. It has an adjustable mesh wrist strap and 3 tiny beaded ball fringe. When you pull on the little drop pendant, the compact opens to reveal a tiny mirror in the lid and a teeny celluloid handled puff.  This is a stunning purse in fantastic condtion. Sure to please even the most discerning collector!  Purse measures 9 " long from clasp to bottom of middle ball fringe and almost 3-1/2" wide at the hinges. Note:  it is not marked Whiting & Davis but it is my opinion that it was made by them as the style is similar to others I have had that were identical. It is possible that the hang tag was removed or fell off. It is marked "Soldered Mesh" on the back of the compact portion.


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$599 includes s/h*

#7385

Delysia Mesh Vanity Purse rosette Whiting & Davis Rare Blue & White "Delysia" Mesh Vanity Purse

I have had this beautiful Delysia purse in my collection for several years and it is with mixed emotions that I am parting with it.  Blue is my favorite color and it is very hard to find this shade in mesh let alone in this particular style.  It has a braided black loop handle and blue/white mesh tassel on the bottom. The clasp is set with a blue sapphire jewel and the interior is in excellent condition.  One of its former owners years ago glued a tiny picture of a man's face to the mirror ... whether this is a famous actor of the time or a beau of hers I do not know but it is sweet nonetheless and I have left it intact. See all the pictures of this purse which will show the condition much better than my words can!  Purse itself measures 4-1/2" long not counting tassel x 2-1/2" diameter.


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$1,495 includes s/h*

#10728

Whiting and Davis Silver Double Mesh Purse rosette RARE! Whiting & Davis Double Mesh Purse - Coin Holder in Tiny Separate Attached Purse

Here is a very unusual and rare Whiting & Davis DOUBLE mesh purse all done in the finest silver mesh (not marked sterling but it tarnishes and polishes like sterling) ... original slide braided handle has a cathedral-framed mesh purse on one end with lovely fringed bottom while the other end is attached to a tiny vanity bag with a littlespring-loaded coin holder in the lid. The embossed lid on the tiny purse has an ornate crest and shield and it has a really cute little mesh tassel. Purse is marked Whiting & Davis on the inside frame.  It is in very good condition with just a few detached links ... one on the back side of the small purse (see picture) and the others on the back lower portion of the larger purse (these did not show up in photos so I did not try to show them).  Measures 2-5/8" wide x 8" long overall (not counting handle); tiny purse is 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" plus another 1-1/4" for the tassel.

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$450 including s/h*

#9188

Sterling Silver Vanity Purse rosette Sterling Silver Figural Silhouette Vanity Purse by International Silver

Just imagine the occasion one would have carried a piece like this to ... It had to be quite the gala event!  The piece is hallmarked "International Cw Sterling". In actuality, the C is a half moon and is one of the hallmarks used by Watrous Mfg. Co. of Wallingford, Connecticut. It was one of the first companies to become part of International Silver in 1898.  I suspect this purse was made around that same time period.  You must look at the pictures to see the detail that went into this amazing piece. When first opened, there is a mirror on the left and a spring clip on the right which will hold a small hanky or paper money or even cigarettes. If you lift the mirror, the other side has a powder and rouge pot (empty) and a celluloid or ivory sheet to write on for dances. There may have been a tiny pencil hidden in the tassel of this at one time but there is no evidence of this now ... just my speculation. Tassel and braided handle are both original to the piece. There is a silhouette of a lady's face on the cover in  black. Excellent condition throughout with the exception of some foxing on the mirror and a bit of discoloration to the edges of the tablet sheet.  Case measures 2" wide x 3" high x almost 1-1/4" front-to-back. Overall length when suspended is 16".

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$499 includes s/h*

#12103

El Sah Mesh Vanity Purse rosette Whiting & Davis "El-Sah" Figural Mesh Vanity Purse

This is one of the finest examples of this style of mesh purse that I have ever had the privilege of owning. It has been in my personal collection for several years but the time has come to share it with someone else who will be able to appreciate its beauty. First of all, the condition of this purse is phenomenal. The colors of the enamel are so pretty in pink, red, teal, aqua, and black with only very minor wear visible upon close inspection. This vibrant color combination is rarely seen in this style of purse. The interior has the original butterscotch colored comb which is either celluloid or catalin. There is one tooth broken off the very end (visible in pic). The gold tone case has the raised center cartouche of the dancing couple in black. There are superficial age appropriate scuffs in the surface that I have not tried to buff out; it is in as-found condition. The mirror in the lid also shows age appropriate streaking and fogging but is still usable (again, clearly shown in picture). A tiny blue sapphire jewel is in the clasp adding to its appeal. The black braided handle is also original and only has some minor fraying near the slide adjustor. I have always been in love with this item and amazed at its beauty. Measures 3" wide at case, 4" wide at bottom, and 7-1/2" long not counting the handle.

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$795 includes s/h*

#11396

Briggs Vanity Case rosette Scenic Enamel Guilloche Vanity Case by D. F. Briggs - with Original Contents!

This is a very unique scenic enamel guilloche vanity case manufactured by the D.F. Briggs company. The beautiful case on this one is completely done in enamel guilloche on both the front AND the back. The front has a hand-painted desert scene and roses bordering each side. The background is a butter yellow and both sides have a rich turquoise blue enamel guilloche border. Now for the fun part ... inside the case, which is finished in gold vermeil damascene, was a photo of a mother and child. Along with that was a small slip of paper with the typed note:

MRS. JAMES H. JORDAN
"The Little Old Farm"
Pine Brook Road
Bedford Village, New York

It's not often that we get this kind of provenance with any vanity case, so that makes this a true find! Measures 2-1/8" x 3-1/8" overall.

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$299 including s/h*

#14086

Whiting and Davis Vanity Purse rosette Spectacular Whiting & Davis Jeweled Vanity Purse

This is a gorgeous vanity purse by Whiting & Davis ... one of their finest in fact! The enameling on this one is near mint with very, very minimal wear (if any at all ... my eyes really can't discern any) ... it's really just beautiful! The interior has a mirror in the lid which tips forward to reveal a money clip. The original puffs are still in place but the rouge one shows some wear due to age. There is an unopened rouge pot beneath the rouge puff and an opened powder puff under the other side with silver foil still mostly intact. All in all it is a fantastic purse in great condition for its age! Measures approximately 3-1/4" wide at case x 8" long to bottom of fringe.

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$799 including s/h*

#14325

Evans Vanity Purse

rosette Evans Petitpoint Vanity Purse

This is a very cute little mesh vanity purse by Evans with a sparkly tiny ring mesh body and braided matching handle. The interior is in like new condition with slightly used rouge pat (embossed Mayfair Evans still crisp on surface of rouge) and loose powder in the covered powder compartment. Gold silk lining in excellent condition. The back right corner has been repaired at the frame where a few rings of mesh came loose but this is really not noticeable unless you know to look for it. Otherwise the purse is in excellent condition. Background of petitpoint on top of case is more ecru than white as picture shows ... this is due to reflection from scanner bulb. It's quite pretty and very subtle in person.

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$139 including s/h*

#14139

Delysia Vanity Purse rosette RARE Delysia Vanity Purse with Jewelled Frame

Rare! Rare! Rare! I can't say it enough.....! Delysia purses are among the most sought after and difficult to find, and this one is even tougher to get as it is the small version. It is also an earlier version with the silk tassle versus the later metal fringe tassles. All parts are original, and the interior of this one is in near mint condition, if not mint. The puffs are both there, and there is an unopened powder and a slightly opened rouge. Neither has ever been used! The outside mesh is done in gold and white and the enameling appears perfect to my eyes. The metal case is all embossed with florals and scrolls, and the clasp is a sapphire. The carrying cord is original and still has the adjustable ornate slide. I have had the larger versions before, but never this tiny one. Don't miss this chance to own it ....... you never know when one will come along again! Measures 4-1/2" long not counting handle or tassle x 2-1/2" diameter. Note: This was listed on our site for $1,999 ... just reduced to my cost!

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$950 including s/h*

#7183

Evans Vanity Purse rosette Evans Jeweled Micro-Petitpoint Vanity Purse

Here is a truly beautiful vanity purse and one of my favorites by Evans. The body is black fabric embroidered with micro-petitpoint pink roses in little nosegays. The lid on this one is just outstanding with its jeweled and enameled filigreed design. There is a large blue jewel in the center surrounded by five green daisies with red jeweled centers. Each of these is separated by a white enameled bar that ends in a ruby jewel on the outer edge. When the lid is opened, the interior of the bag is lined in beige silk with a pocket for your comb and a little change purse attached by a gold chain. The lid hides a compact and rouge compartment. The powder and rouge are still intact with tissue papers still on. The rouge puff is also there. This exquisite purse is in perfect condition and would be a great piece to use today! No evidence of wear to the purse at all. Measures approximately 7" wide x 5" high. Jeweled top is 2-1/2" diameter.

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$325 including s/h*

#12139

Hand-painted Figural Vanity Case rosette Completely Hand-Painted Figural Vanity Case - Very Rare Design!

I'm not exactly sure what this case was meant to carry ... but it was just so unique and so beautiful I had to buy it! The top features a figural scene with three geishas and a baby ... on is picking flowers and the other holds a parsol. Gold flecked paint accents the design. The back is a nature design with a bluebird perched among apple blossoms ... the sides match this with apple blossoms on either end. The interior is finished in gold wash ... it is small and the lid is not meant to open fully, so I am not sure what this could hold other than small change, paper money, or miniature items. There is no mirror and never was.  Upon very close inspection, we were able to discern Austria assay marks so I feel safe in saying it is sterling.  The marks are so tiny, though, and impossible to get a clear identification although it looks most like the Diana head from 1872 - 1922.  Condition is very good overall ... there is a small nick on the back just above the branch on the left of the bluebird.  And there is a flake in the clearcoat on the upper left corner on the back side, very difficult to notice unless you turn it in the light to see it.  Measures almost 3-1/4" wide x 2" high x 1/2" thick.

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$399 including s/h*

#14238

French Compact Portrait on Ivory rosette French Bronze Dore' Jeweled Vanity with Hand-Painted Portrait on Ivory of Marie Antoinette

This is a beautiful little vanity case in French bronze with enameled detail surrounding a hand-painted portrait on ivory of Marie Antoinette. There are also four faux turquoise jewels on the corners of the front. The sides and back of the case are richly embossed in pretty designs. Inside the case is a lovely wide-beveled mirror in the lid with ornamental gold trim all around it. The base is lined in pale pink velvet and has a covered powder pot with pretty little ruched puff. There are two little compartments for a small perfume or lipstick to nest in. The words "Made in France" can be found on the inner rim right beneath the clasp. Very good condition throughout ... be sure to look at close-ups! Measures 1-7/8" wide x almost 3" high.

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$750 including s/h*

#8803

Sterling Silver Scenic Enamel Guilloche Vanity rosette Sterling Silver Scenic Enamel Guilloche Vanity with Sailboat, Birds and Palm Trees

This is a fabulous sterling silver vanity case with an almost full-panel scenic picture handpainted on enamel guilloche on the front. The scene features a double sailboat drifting across the ocean into the sunset with birds flying overhead. Two palm trees adorn either side. Case is engine turned on the back and has deep angle-beveled side edges richly embossed in fancy designs. Back of case is marked sterling. Inside we have a mirror in the lid which lifts up to reveal a storage compartment behind (unfortunately pics don't show this). The other half holds rouge pot, powder pat, lipstick and a space that probably held a perfume (not included). Overall in excellent condition. Measures almost 3" wide x 2-1/8" high x 3/4" thick.

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$425 including s/h*

#10542

Figural Elephant Vanity

rosette Green Figural Elephant Celluloid Vanity

This delightful figural elephant celluloid vanity case was purchased from a private collector and it has been a treasure to me. It is green marble with black accents. Elephant is raised up (3-dimensional) and palm tree is painted on. Both sides snap open from the center closure which has an ivory framed mirror on one side with powder and rouge (original puffs intact) while other side is open for carrying small items such as money or cigarettes. Tassle hides a gold lipstick ... note the matching bakelite bead on the top of the tassle. This is one of my very favorite necessaires!

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$299 including s/h*

#11355

Click for Details & Prices rosette Evans Vanity Purse with Petitpoint Top ~ Mint Condition - Unused ~

This is just a gorgeous petitpoint vanity purse by Evans. Sparkly gold mesh body and braided mesh chain are like new. Interior is lined in beige silk and is in mint condition ... purse has never been used. Both original puffs are still inside as well as the original rouge and paper Mayfair cover for reorders. Top of lid measures 2-1/2" diameter and purse hangs 4" long when held up. When purse is held, it forms a square shape with rounded bottom. This is a real beauty that could be used today ... it's a wonderful piece!

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$199 including s/h*

#9368

D. F. Briggs Scenic Vanity rosette Gorgeous D.F. Briggs Scenic Enamel Guilloche Vanity Dated 1926

This is a beautiful enamel guilloche scenic vanity case by D. F. Briggs. The complete surface of the front is enamel guilloche consisting of a central scene in sepa tones with birds and a sailboat. This is surrounded by beautiful lavender enamel guilloche with yellow roses on three sides. Bordering the entire case is a green enamel guilloche border. The back is engine-turned and the sides are embossed. There is no handle and no place to ever have had one. The interior features a mirror in the lid with some silver separation beginning. The name "Lucky" is engraved above it. The base holds a rotating powder sifter, rouge pot, lipstick and another cylindrical container that might have held eyebrow pencil or a small perfume (neither of which is there). There is a faint engraving on the back with the previous owner's name and location. Measures 3" wide x 2-1/2" high.

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$299 including s/h*

#12303

Enamel Guilloche Vanity by RCK

rosette Enamel Guilloche figural Vanity Case by RCK Dated Feb. 9, 1926

Beautiful vanity case by RCK featuring a figural flower basket overflowing with roses on the front on an ivory enamel guilloche background. Pretty blue flowers and pink roses border the edge. Then around this along the entire outer perimeter is pretty pale blue enameling done in cloisonne' fashion to make a stunning border. Sides are richly embossed in curling leaves and bottom is engine turned. Inside has a mirror in the lid and fitted compartments for two lipsticks, rouge and a rotating powder sifter. Mirror has some silver loss due to age. All else excellent condition! Dated February 9, 1926. Measures approximately 3" wide x 2-3/4" high.

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$250 including s/h*

#10954

Scenic Enamel Guilloche Vanity Case rosette Scenic Enamel Guilloche Vanity Case

I just love the soft colors and the way the pretty windmill scene is offset in the corner with the rose garland opposite ... just really different and pretty. The entire front of the case is done in buttery soft yellow enamel guilloche with a turquoise border all the way around it and is ever so slightly curved. All of the design is handpainted. Note the little engraved flowers around the outer edges. Sides are also embossed in pretty flowers and bottom is engine turned. Interior features a mirror in the lid which does have fogging from age. It is framed in a damascened metal shaped cover. Base of case is fitted with rouge pot, rotating powder sifter and lipstick in matching damascene designs. With exception of mirror, all is in excellent condition. Embossed bar and link chain handle finish off this darling little case. Measures approximately 2-5/8" wide x 2-1/4" high.

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$275 including s/h*

#7742

Whiting and Davis Enameled Vanity Purse rosette Rare Whiting & Davis Enameled Faux Cloisonne' Vanity Purse

Rare style Whiting & Davis vanity purse with enameled faux cloisonné floral panel on lid. Compact portion opens in three sections: lid holds oval mirror and bracket for comb, center portion contains rouge and powder wells (original rouge and puff still inside), and bottom portion is made up of baby ring mesh with abstract designs in pink and blue. Purse is in excellent condition with only minor superficial wear on the case; unlined. Compact portion measures 3” x 2”, overall length is 7” long.

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$750 including s/h*

#7387

Tangee Dance Purse rosette Extremely RARE Figural "Lady on a Swing" ~ 1920's ~ Celluloid Dance Purse

Here is another very rare piece from my personal collection ... a wonderful figural celluloid dance purse featuring a lady on a swing in piercework on the front. The piercework is a gold shade with carmel colorations. Black celluloid body with deep red trim and underside . Original black braided handle and tassel ... little red pushbutton closure. Interior features a round beveled mirror in the base. Beneath the lid is a little powder pot with original puff . Also inside is the original matching lipstick that slides into a fitted holder. On the side of the lipstick are the words "Tangee Theatrical". Measures 3" diameter overall x 3/4" thick.

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$375 including s/h*

#10539

Enamel Guilloche Vanity rosette Enamel Guilloche Vanity Purse with Roses

This is a very pretty vanity purse with a full enamel guilloche front done in sections of blue and white with blue roses and pink roses. The guilloche pattern in the background is different beneath the different colors giving the enameling a variation in appearance. The goldtone case is all richly embossed on all sides. Interior features a mirror in the lid which shows signs of age. Base features a rotating powder well, rouge pot (no rouge) and holder for lipstick case (no case). There is no manufacturer's mark that I can find but it is a quality piece. Gold chainlink handle may or may not be original ... it goes nicely with the case but my feeling is that it is not the original handle. Case measures 2-1/8" wide x 3" long not counting clasp or handle.

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$250 including s/h*

#11710

D. F. Briggs Scenic Vanity rosette Gorgeous D.F. Briggs Scenic Enamel Guilloche Vanity

This is a beautiful enamel guilloche scenic vanity case by D. F. Briggs. The complete surface of the front is enamel guilloche consisting of a central scene with birds, a white background with pink roses, and a blue border. The back is engine-turned and the sides are embossed. Note the beautiful carrying chain with four pearlized beads! Just gorgeous! Interior consists of a full mirror in the lid which is fogged with age. The base contains a rouge pot, swivel lipstick, and rotating powder sifter. With the exception of the mirror and one teeny little dent in the back, it is in excellent condition. This is a rare beauty and much prettier than pics show. Measures 3-1/4" wide x 1-3/4" high.

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$399 including s/h*

#12017

Mondaine Carryall rosette Fabulous Mondaine Carryall Vanity Purse in MINT Condition w/ Original Box

This is absolutely one of the finest and most interesting Mondaine vanity purses I have ever seen. It is in mint, brand new condition and has its original box. It is done in cream-colored enamel with a coat of arms in black and gold on the lower front corner. Pretty matching braided silk cord acts as the handle. When opened, there is a lovely beveled mirror on one side in perfect condition. The other side has a clip for money and covered rouge and powder wells beneath. Both original puffs are there and unused. The original rouge pat with the "M" monogram is also intact and unused. The original box has a padded silk-lined bottom and is in great shape with the exception of the corners which are split and one end panel on the lid half is missing. All in all, this is a wonderful collectible vanity that could be used today. Measures 3" wide x 4" high.

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$175 including s/h*

#9149

Confetti Bolster Vanity Purse <rosette 1920's Celluloid/Bakelite Confetti Bolster Vanity Purse

How fun is this? Pretty bolster-shaped vanity purse done in early plastic (either celluloid or bakelite or both). The case is a dark cream color with swirls and is decorated with bright pink, green, blue and black confetti dots. Fitted case unscrews on both ends ... one has a mirror and tiny puff while the other end is open for storage of small accessories. Original black braided silk cord and matching tassel are in excellent condition. Pictured in "Vintage Compacts and Beauty Accessories" by L. Schwartz. Case measures 1-1/2" diameter x 3-7/8" long.

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$399 including s/h*

#7939

enamel Guilloche Vanity Case rosette Vanity Case with Enamel Guilloche Gold Flower Basket of Roses w/ Ribbon

Here is a lovely case for someone who just wants a pretty carrying case to use in whatever way they wish. It was more than likely done by D.F. Briggs, but the interior fittings have been removed. There are still little retaining clips for a mirror in the lid, so that could be added again if someone desired it. But the base is empty. It would make a nice carrying case for small change or bills, contacts, pills, or any small what-have-you's. The enamel guilloche panel on the front is done in an oval and is lavender backing with a bright gold flower basket with pink roses and a blue ribbon. Case is all engine-turned and has a nice embossed handle. Back of case has one noticeable dent/scratch. Measures 2-3/8" wide x 2-3/4" high not counting clasp or handle.

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$225 including s/h*

#9634

D. F. Briggs Enamel Guilloche Vanity rosette Pretty D. F. Briggs Vanity Case with Enamel Guilloche Flower Basket

Here is a very pretty D. F. Briggs vanity case with a full enamel guilloche front in royal blue with a pretty Victorian flower basket brimming with roses and topped by a gold ribbon bow. Border and sides of this case are elegantly embossed and bottom is engine-turned. Interior of case has a round mirror in the lid and a fitted bottom compartment with both powder and rouge pots, both original puffs, and both original snap-out lipsticks. There is a tiny loop at the top where either a wrist chain can be attached or it can be hooked to a chatelaine. Condition is excellent ... comes with blue velvet carrying case that is a little worn. Measures 2-1/2" square. 

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$295 including s/h*

#10877

Ivory Jeweled Celluloid Vanity rosette Ivory Jeweled Celluloid Vanity

This little cutie came from a private collector and is a very pretty shade of ivory with cobalt blue and gold stripes inlaid with sapphire and topaz "jewels" ... 32 in the top row and 30 in the bottom row ... subtle difference in design that adds to its charm. All jewels are present ... none missing. Original silk braided cord and tassel in good shape. Top opens with a little flip-up clasp to reveal an interior compartment with mirror on one side and powder, rouge and lipstick on the other. Unusual configuration has swivel arms to hold items in place. Excellent condition throughout. 

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$299 including s/h*

#12134

Sterling Silver Enamel Guilloche Vanity rosette Gorgeous Sterling Silver Vanity Case with Full White Enamel Guilloche Front with Roses

Here we have a darling earlier vanity case done in sterling silver with a full white enamel guilloche front accented with hand-painted roses. Etched designs in the silver complete the corners. Case opens to reveal a full mirror beneath the lid while the bottom compartment is done in gold wash and holds a rouge pot with rouge and puff, covered powder sifter well, and a place for a lipstick (there is a lipstick in the holder but it is not original). Back of case is engine turned and there is a pretty embossed bar and chainlink handle. Overall in excellent condition with some surface scuffs visible when held to light only. Measures 2-1/4" wide x 2-5/8" high not counting handle or clasp.

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$325 including s/h*

#11045

D. F. Briggs Vanity Case rosette D. F. Briggs Vanity Purse with Enamel Guilloche Flower Basket on Lavender Background w/ Beaded Chain Handle

D.F. Briggs is one of my very favorite manufacturers as they did exquisite work. This one is no exception! A lovely vignette on the lid of this vanity features a bright gold flower basket with roses and a pretty blue ribbon bow with streamers. Both sides of the silvertoned case are engine turned with a striped design. The edge of the case is richly embossed. Interior features a mirror in the lid with some discoloration beginning. Base portion features powder well and rouge pot, both with contents, and original black and gold puffs (used). There is also a snap-out lipstick and a holder for a perfume vial (vial is gone). Beautiful embossed barlink handle is set with 4 pearly beads. Case does show use but is in overall very good condition. Marked D.F.B.Co. Measures 3" wide x 2-3/4" high counting clasp but not handle.

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$325 including s/h*

#11748

Jeweled Vanity Case rosette Gorgeous Jeweled Vanity Case with Gold Butterfly & Roses - Stunning!

Pictures do not do justice to this absolutely gorgeous jeweled vanity. The silvertone case is deeply embossed in beautiful scrollwork and flowers and is set with 8 jewels in ruby and sapphire. In the center is a jet black enameled vignette with two pink roses and a bright gold butterfly about to light on the bottom one. It is breathtaking! Interior features a mirror on one side which opens to reveal a small storage compartment. Above this are two spring-loaded coin holders. The other half holds a rouge and powder well (both are empty and cotton replacement puffs were in it when I purchased it). Overall it is in excellent condition with engine-turned designs on back. Measures 1-7/8" wide x 3-1/8" long not including clasp.

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$325 including s/h*

#11615

Gold Embossed Vanity Purse rosette Beautiful and Elegant Gold Embossed Victorian Vanity Purse

From my personal collection comes one of my favorite vanities ... this one is such a pretty shape and the design is so elegant. The goldtone case is embossed with a Victorian flower basket on both sides. There is a braided mesh wrist chain and matching gold chain tassel. The interior features an oval mirror on one side and covered powder well and two coin holders on the other. There are no markings that I can find, and I don't know what the base metal is ... may even be gold vermeil. Since I don't know the content of the metal, I am pricing it very fairly. Piece is in excellent condition overall. Case measures 1-7/8" wide x 4" long not counting tassel or handle.

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$245 including s/h*

#11546

Black and Gold Vanity Case rosette "Pittsburgh Steelers" Black & Gold Vanity Case - Mint Unused Condition!

I jokingly refer to this as a "Pittsburgh Steelers" vanity case and any Steeler fan should be proud to own it! I say this because it is done in black enameled checked pattern on a gold case -- Steeler colors! This one was purchased from a friend of mine locally whose mother had owned it. She never used it but did tuck in a pretty kerchief. One side opens to reveal a mirror, covered powder well with puff, and a change purse with a comb in a holder on back. The other side features a clip for holding cigarettes -- or, in this case, a hanky! Original lipstick is still in the clip on the side ... no lipstick has ever been inside. The checkered pattern is 3-dimensional and looks like the gold is woven over and under the black enamel ... very pretty! Measures 4" x 3-1/4" x 1" thick (not counting lipstick on side). $125 including s/h*

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$95 including s/h*

#10668

D. F. Briggs Vanity with Enameled Flower Basket rosette Beautiful Flower Basket Enameled Vanity Purse by D.F.B. Co. Dated 1926

This gorgeous vanity purse was made by D.F.B. Co. and is dated 1926 on the inside. The case is all bright, shiny silver with black enameled border. Thereis a center cartouche with a gold flower basket overflowing with pink roses. The hand has embossed bars and jet black beads for accent. The inside of this case is breathtaking ... it is all engine-turned in beautiful swirling designs. The inside of the lid holds the mirror while the base has a rotating powder sifter, rouge pot with original puff (and rouge), a flip-up lipstick (with lipstick), and a tiny glass vial for perfume nested inside a metal sheath. The glass stopper is intact but the perfume bottle has a chip on the side ... it may still hold perfume, I haven't tried. There is a paper label on the perfume that says "Germany". Superb condition ... there is only one faint scratch on the front and normal surface wear ... overall not bad at all especially for this price! Purse measures 3-1/2" long x 2". 

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$195 including s/h*

#9101

Whiting and Davis Sterling Silver Double Mesh Purse rosette RARE! Sterling Silver Whiting & Davis Double Mesh Purse - Mirror in Tiny Separate Attached Purse

Here is a very unusual and rare Whiting & Davis DOUBLE mesh purse all done in the finest sterling silver mesh ... original slide braided handle has a cathedral-framed mesh purse on one end with lovely fringed bottom while the other end is attached to a tiny vanity bag with a little mirror in the lid. The embossed lid on the tiny purse has a crest with a shield and winged griffin perched on top. There are stars on the shield and what looks like a word too tiny for me to read. Purse is marked Whiting & Davis on the inside frame and Sterling on the clasp. It appears to be in perfect condition to my eye ... everything is intact and there is absolutely no damage anywhere! Measures 2-5/8" wide x 8" long overall; tiny purse is 1-1/2" x 2-3/4".

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$550 including s/h*

#10015

Jeweled Vanity Case rosette Jeweled Vanity Purse w/ Enamel Guilloche Cartouche

Beautiful doesn't quite measure up to the beauty of this stunning jeweled vanity purse with its single pink rose on a rich blue enamel guilloche background. The front of the goldtone embossed case is studded with 14 jewels in blue, red, blue and jet. Matching handle is embossed bars and chainlinks. The detail on this one is just to-die-for! Interior of case is just as pretty ... one side has a framed in mirror while the other has a powder pat, rouge pat, and removable lipstick on an engine-turned bed. Rouge puff is original but powder puff is a replacement. Condition is excellent. Measures 2-1/8" x 3" overall.

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$325 including s/h*

#11091

Enamel Guilloche Vanity by RCK rosette Stunning Flower Basket Enamel Guilloche Vanity Case by R.C.K.

Here we have a lovely enamel guilloche vanity case with a snowy white front featuring a golden basket of pink roses and forget-me-nots. There is also a pink rose in each corner and the entire front is edged in a royal blue border. It is just stunning! The back is engine turned and the sides and front edge are embossed. Interior features a mirror in the lid and base contains rouge pot, rotating powder sifter, removable lipstick, and two used puffs. Overall in excellent condition! Measures 2-1/4" wide x 2-5/8" high.

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$299 including s/h*

#10367

Silver Vanity Purse rosette Sterling? Silver Scenic Vanity Case

When I purchased this, I was told it was sterling silver. However, I cannot find a mark on it. It certainly tarnishes like sterling and if it is not, then it is most certainly silverplate. The front of this case features a rare scene of a village with mountains, lake and a ship in front of a rising sun. Very unique! On the back, there is an engine turned design with "To Berta" engraved in the center. The interior is simly lined in a fuchsia pink silk which is definitely showing its age. One side has compartments but the fan shaped accordion pleats are pretty much shattered. Other than that, it is an adorable piece with lots of appeal! Measures 3-3/4" long x 2-3/4" high.

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$125 including s/h*

#7919

Evans Jeweled Vanity Purse rosette Rare Style Lapis Jeweled & Enameled Evans Vanity Purse in Near Mint Condition!

Gold mesh vanity purse by Evans with fabulous lapis jeweled and enameled filigreed lid. A large center jewel is surrounded by 8 cloisonné flowers with white and cobalt enameling and a lapis jewel in the center of each ... 17 jewels in all! The interior is lined in a mauve silk in excellent condition. The lid is fitted with a covered powder well with original puff as well as a flip-out metallic mirror over a rouge pot -- unused -- with the name Evans embossed into it. Original Mayfair refill paper still inside rouge pot as well as original puff. Measures 2-3/4” diameter at lid, 6-1/2” long, and 4” wide at base. Cute scalloped fringe finishes it off. Fantastic condition!

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$650 including s/h*

#7379

Sterling Silver Vanity Purse rosette Sterling Silver Figural Romantic Couple Vanity Case

Great little sterling silver vanity purse with silhouette design of two romantic figures on the center. The edge is embossed on both the front and back side and there is a braided wrist strap. Interior features a card or bill holder on one side with engine turned gold overlay designs. The other side has a mirror and two coin holders. The piece is marked sterling and has a hallmark with a W in the center ... I will try to research this manufacturer. Silver is a bright shiny finish, not dull like the scan shows. There are no dents or noticeable scratches ... surface is like a mirror! Measures approximately 2-1/4" wide x 4" long.

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$325 including s/h*

#9576

Enamel Guilloche Vanity Case rosette Vanity Case with Enamel Guilloche Rose in Center & Matching Bead Slide in Cord Handle

A very sweet and delicate little vanity purse that took me a few minutes to figure out how to open due to its unique design; there is no obvious snap at the top ... the face of the compact has a tiny lift at the top end. The front is engine-turned with a raised medallion in enamel guilloche with two roses in the center. A matching enamel guilloche bead holds the cord handle together and acts as a slide to tighten to your wrist. Inside there is a mirror in the lid portion and rouge and powder pots in the base, both with original rouge and powder and matching pair of gold puffs. The edges of the case are richly embossed with flowers and leaves, and it is finished off with a black tassle. All original and in near mint condition with the only thing worth mentioning being normal surface scuffing to back of case. There are no dents or deep scratches. Case measures 3-1/4" long x 2" wide overall. No maker's mark that I could find ... could be underneath powder pots.

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$235 including s/h*

#8355

Jeweled Chatelaine Purse rosette Exquisite 1800's Ruby Jeweled Butterfly Silver Mesh Chatelaine Purse

Usually these lovely little chatelaine purses are found with turquoise stones ... this is the only one I have ever seen with ruby colored jewels. Dating from Victorian times, this silver mesh purse with its ornate filigree frame features a butterfly with wings spread. Inside you will find an oval beveled mirror ... alas, it is beginning to show signs of its age, but wouldn't you at that age?? All in all, it is a great little purse from its chainlink handle to its tiny little silver ball fringe. Lower left front looks like it may have one ring of its mesh missing, but there is no hole, so I can't be sure. It may just be that a ring has become detached from one of its surrounding rings. Purse measures 3-1/4" wide x 5" long. Reduced from $995!

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$399 including s/h*

#7840

Topaz Beaded Vanity Purse rosette Topaz Beaded Vanity Purse with Carved Celluloid Frame - Very Rare Design!

This is a stunning little vanity case with a gorgeous carved celluloid top with a colorful tropical print showing through from beneath. Inside the lid is a wide-beveled mirror whose silver is beginning to go. The bottom portion is done in topaz glass beads with fringe all the way around and matching full beaded tassle equally as long as the purse. The handle is also beaded in matching topaz beads. Interior is lined in a pale gold satin with white rope braided trim. It's just a darling purse in beautiful condition. The only fault I can find is a very tiny age split in the back side of the frame (see pic). It is tight and does not pull apart, so it has probably been this way for a long time. Purse is structurally sound and could be used if you desired. It's just great! Measures 3-1/4" diameter x 5" long to bottom of purse and another 6" for fringe! 

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$299 including s/h*

#6507

Sterling Silver Vanity rosette Sterling Silver Vanity Case with Gold Vermeil Fitted Interior

This sweet little vanity case is full of surprises. The front of the case is engraved with initials in the center and the edges are chased with floral designs on a tapered bevel. Engine turned stripes complete the design. Back of case is all smooth silver ... please note that the scans make the silver look terrible ... it is much nicer in person! When opened, the case has two covered compartments on the left and a large mirror on the right. The mirror lifts up to reveal a celluloid writing tablet and a gold vermeil tray with spring clasp for paper money. On the left side, if you lift the top cover, you will find a tiny mechanical pencil -- original to the piece -- tucked on the back. Both covers and wells are all gold vermeil. There are a few very tiny dings to this case, otherwise it is in excellent condition. Marked Sterling and what may be "EP"? Measures 3-1/2" long x 2-1/2" wide.

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$325 including s/h*

#7854

R and G Vanity rosette Gorgeous R & G Co. Vanity with Tiny Bird in Blue Guilloche Enamel with Finger Ring

One of the prettiest little vanities is has been my privilege to own and offer to you ... this one is so Victorian looking with its beautiful engine turned and etched silver case. But the striking thing about it is the gorgeous little bird resting on a flower in a cloud of blue enameling right in the center. This one took me a while to figure out how to open as the catch is concealed as part of the frame. Inside can be found a mirror in the lid, rouge and powder pots, and original puffs. Th einterior isdone in a gold wash for elegance. The signature "R & G Co." can be found onthe little tab that holds the rouge puff. It is in extraordinary condition with no damge visible. Normal slight wear to back of case. Chain handle and finger ring are embossed in lovely matching design. Measures 3-1/2" x 2" at widest points not counting chain.

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$299 including s/h*

#7991

Enamel Guilloche Vanity Case rosette Vanity Purse with Hand-painted Roses on Enameled Guilloche Case

Lovely little vanity purse with full enameled guilloche front featuring hand-painted roses. Mint green and white background bordered in embossed silver case. Back of case is also ornately embossed. Interior has mirror in lid beginning to fox, rouge and powder pot in base with lipstick holder. Only powder remains; rouge and lipstick are gone. With chainlink handle to carry, it is in great shape! Measures 3" wide 2 2" high.

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$259 including s/h*

#7502

Jeweled Vanity Purse rosette Fabulous & Rare Cloisonne' Vanity Case with "End of Day" Glass Jewel in Center

This has to be one of the most unusual vanity dance purses I have ever come across. Triangular cshaped in a gold-tone case, the topis completely covered in cloisonne' enamel flowers and circles. In the center is a raised beveled glass jewel made in typical "End of Day" fashion with swirls of different colors. Braided mesh wrist strap finishes it off. The interior is fitted with a mirror on one side which snaps open to reveal the rouge pot. The other side has prongs to hold the powder pat which is no longer there but the puff is. There is also a removable lipstick. Entire piece is in very good condition with only very superficial wear. Upon close inspection, it appears that the jewel in the center has a sliver missing along one edge, but this is only seen -- and barely! -- with a magnifying glass. The detail of the jewel makes it virtually impossible to distinguish. Measures approximately 3" x 3" at widest points.

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$299 including s/h*

#8739

Sterling Silver Figural Vanity Case rosette Figural Peacock Sterling Silver Vanity

This is such a pretty little vanity featuring a beautiful hand-painted peacock on a snowy white enamel guilloche background. The front of the case is sterling silver. Sides and front of case are delicately embossed in floral designs while back is engine-turned. Interior of case has mirror int he lid, powder and rouge pot and lipstick in base. There is presently rouge in the powder pot and a puff which I do not believe is original. It is marked "Sterling Front" above the mirror. Pretty embossed bar and chainlink handle completes the piece. Overall excellent condition wit only very minor scuffs on enameling visible only when held to light. Measures 2-1/8" wide x 2-1/2" high not counting handle.

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$399 including s/h*

#10443

Elginite Enameled Vanity Case rosette Elginite Vanity Case with Enameled Tiny Flowers on Front - Near Mint!

Here is an outstanding vanity case with wrist chain by Elginite. There is a tiny enamel guilloche cameo on the front with three little flowers on a white background. Case is all engine turned with deco design on front and a pebbly finish on the back. Interior is fitted with a full mirror in the lid while base has rouge and powder pots, both with original puffs and contents, and removable lipstick. Inside shows minor use but outside is near mint. Dates from the late 20's - early 30's. Measures 2-1/4" wide x 2-3/4" long not counting handle.

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$165 including s/h*

#8557

R & G Mesh Vanity Purse with Enamel Guilloche Top rosette R & G Enamel Guilloche Sterling Top Mesh Vanity Purse

These lovely little parachute style purses are just so pretty. This one has one of the most beautiful tops I have run across ... be sure to look at close-up. The purse is by R & G and the entire top is sterling with enamel guilloche roses and ribbon. There is a sapphire jewel in the clasp. When you open the top, there is a swing out 2-sided mirror which covers a rouge pot (no rouge). Beneath this and covering the opening of the purse is a powder pan. Under the powder pan is the purse. It is a unique design and a classic one. The piece is signed R & G on the powder tray and 'Sterling Top.' The purse itself is enameled baby mesh which is worn evenly to a soft color.  As for condition, there is an area near the back hinge where about three tiles have come loose from the frame.  The lid has a tiny dent in the very center silver portion where the handle attaches.  Lastly, the enameling shows wear but lends a soft look to the coloration.  I have included a super close-up photo to sho what I mean by this.  To my eye, it is still a very attractive purse.  You can find this purse pictured in Lynell Schwartz's book "Vintage Purses at their Best", page 91. Measures 3" diameter at compact x 7" long to bottom of mesh tassel.

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$699 including s/h*

#7662

Silverplated Vanity Case rosette Deco Silhouette Silver-Plated Tasseled Vanity Case

Not marked with a maker that I can find, but nice attention to detail makes this an unusually attractive vanity case. The pebbled finish to the case gives it its deco flair as well as the black silhouette of a lady who appears to be powdering her nose as well. Black silk braided cord wriste strap and original matching tassel finish it off. The inside of the case is divided in the center by a pivoting two-sided mirror in excellent condition. The lid side contains a rouge pot with rouge and original pink and blue puff. The other side has a large powder pot also with original pink and blue puff. Overall it is in exceptionally fine condition. Measures approximately 2-1/2" diameter.

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$299 including s/h*

#8631

Enamel Guilloche Vanity rosette Unusual Oval-Shaped Vanity Purse with Enamel Guilloche Flower Basket & Blue Ribbon

Here is a very pretty Victorian looking vanity purse with a lovely enamel guilloche flower basket in gold with blue forget-me-nots and pink roses overflowing its sides. Topped with a blue ribbon, the snowy white background really shows it off to perfection. Engine-turned designs finish the front and back of the case. INterior is also all engine-turned in swirling patterns. One side houses a rotating powder sifter and the other holds a rouge pot (empty) and mirror. There were two brand new puffs with this when purchased but I don't believe they are original to the piece as they seem a bit big to me. However, I am enclosing them. The case does snap shut securely when they are inside. Purse measures 2-1/2" wide x 1-3/4" high. Wrist chain is done in embossed bars and links.

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$299 including s/h*

#9257

German Silver Vanity Case rosette German Silver Chased Vanity Case - Great Interior!

Even though this little vanity case is German silver, it is still wonderful. German silver is generally 800 silver, and this one is in great shape. The outside of the case is all chased in floral designs on the front, plain smooth on the back. When opened, the right side features a celluloid writing tablet and the left side has two covered compartments. Beneath the top compartment are two spring-loaded coin holders. The lower compartment has a puff with ribbon. Beneath the celluloid tablet, there is a purple lined paper money holder. There is even a little pencil ... probably not original, but it was in there when I purchased it, so it will remain. Back of case has three long dents (visible on pic). Other than that, case is great. Measures 3-1/2" long x 2-1/4" wide.

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$225 including s/h*

#5916

Cameo Jeweled Vanity Case rosette Jeweled & Filigreed Victorian Vanity Purse with Cameo

This lovely piece is one of those rare finds that is quality made but unmarked. I have never seen this one before, and it obviously dates from the late 1800's. Very tiny turquoise enameled flowers are set into a fan-shaped raised filigreed design that features a full-cut cameo in the center. Each little flower has a tiny sapphire center. There are two other jewels set in each of the upper corners. The workmanship of the filigree and the chasing on the case is just superb. Be sure to look at the close-ups to enjoy this beauty to its fullest. Interior is fitted with a mirror in the lid (silvering is beginning to go as would be expected for this age, but overall pretty good). Bottom of case is open for loose items such as cards or money. Embossed bar-and-link handle is original to piece as well. Measures approximately 1-7/8" wide x 3" high.

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$299 including s/h*

#8846

Gold Enamel Guilloche Vanity Purse rosette Gold Mesh Vanity Purse with Cloisonne' Enamel Guilloche Top

This sweet little gold mesh vanity purse has no maker's mark that I can find although it certainly should have. The top is a beautiful enamel guilloche flower set in cloisonne giving it intricate designs. Snow white with pale yellow are the only colors. Inside the lid is a mirror whose silver is pretty well shot. It could be easily replaced, but for the purists (like myself), I prefer to leave the original intact. Other than the mirror, the entire purse is in mint condition with no loose mesh or holes. Finished with a little mesh tassle. Measures 2" diameter x approximately7" long to bottom of tassle.

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$299 including s/h*  

#7221

Sterling Silver Vanity Case rosette Sterling Silver Egyptian Scarab Design Vanity Case

Someone really loved this one! All sterling silver with fantastic Egyptian Scarab designs on front and back. Front shows a monograph in scrolling letters ... there is damage right near the center that pierces the silver all the way through. However, it is on a seamed part of the interior, so it is stable and cannot get worse. The back is the same design without the monogram in the center. The reason I bought this -- even with the damage -- is because of the scarab beatle design and the wonderful interior. When opened, you immediately see a beveled mirror on one side and two covered compartments opposite it. When the mirror is raised up, there is a celluloid writing tablet with pencil holder and a silk lined coin purse across from it. It's just such a wonderful piece that I can forgive the damage. Measures 3-1/4" long x 2-3/4" wide x 3/4" thick.

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$299 including s/h*

#7935

Art Deco Style Mesh Vanity Purse rosette Art Deco Style Gold Mesh Vanity Purse with Wrist Chain

Here is a very unusual large armor mesh vanity purse with striking art deco raised design on the lid. Interior is lined in gold silk while the lid contains a powder compact with original puff and sifter screen. There is no maker's mark on this and since it is of a design I have never seen before, I can't guess as to who may have made it. In any event, it is a unique piece and is in great condition. The gold mesh has a rich antique patina that I am leaving as is ... it may polish if you want it brighter, but I prefer the burnished color. Measures 3" wide x 6" long not counting handle.

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$235 including s/h*

#8814

Beaded Vanity Purse rosette 24 Kt. Gold Topped Beaded Vanity Purse with White Rosebuds Inside!

Talk about one-of-a-kind! This one is absolutely stunning! The purse consists of a beaded wrist strap over a 24-kt. gold plated embossed top which in turn holds a draped beaded loop purse with thick beaded tassle. The edge of the lid is also ornately embossed. When opened, the underside of the lid is a large mirror. The interior is lined in black silk with white rosebuds around the opening... gorgeous! Measures approximately 4" wide x 8" long to bottom of tassle, not counting 6" handle. You won't find any better than this!

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$495 including s/h*

#5912

Enamel Guilloche Vanity Case rosette Enamel Guilloche Vanity Case

This is just a darling little vanity purse with snow white enamel guilloche design covering most of the front with two pink roses set in opposite corners. The interior (I will try to get a close-up later) is especially nice with pressed powder in the base, mirror and covered rouge pot in front. The original little oval rouge puff is still inside. Nicely engine turned design on front edge, corners, and back. It is in very good condition with only minimal surface wear. Enameling is perfect! Complete with chain to carry. Measures 2-1/4" wide x 1-3/4" high.

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$199 including s/h*

#8040

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