1916 Karess Woodworth Antique Silver Powder Compact
This is a wonderful vintage 1916 silver tone guilloche and blue enamel trim Karess Woodworth powder and mirror compact.
It's in great condition, with some very light wear. No serious damage. It actually looks better than the photos show.
The piece has a pretty Greek key blue enamel trim around the top edges of the lid.
The compact comes with the original powder plate with only traces of the original powder remaining. The mirror is in wonderful condition, and is still very reflective.
The hinges and closure work perfectly, and the piece is approximately 2 inches in diameter and 3/8 inches in depth.
It's hallmarked "Karess Woodworth" on the frame under the mirror.
Guilloche is a decorative engraving technique in which a very precise intricate repetitive pattern or design is mechanically engraved into a metal material with fine detail. Specifically, it involves a technique of engine turning, called guilloché in French after the French engineer “Guillot”, who invented a machine “that could scratch fine patterns and designs on metallic surfaces”.
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