Abalone silver powder compact with mother-of-pearl flowers in 800 thousandths silver and vermeil. This powder box is adorned with inlaid white mother-of-pearl flowers on a background of black abalone mother of pearl. The center of the flowers is embellished with black glass cabochons. The powder box opens to reveal a compartment with a faceted mirror; the interior of the box has been cleaned and still has its ostrich feather applicator. Modern-era powder box, circa 1950, France.
Hallmarks: Wild boar’s head (French state hallmark for silver) and SM silversmith’s hallmark.
Condition: Fine usage scratches
Weight: 139.84 gr