Antique Foster And Bailey Sterling Silver Compact Finger Ring Purse
This lovely little antique Foster & Bailey sterling silver powder compact purse or dance purse from the early 1900's is a charming petite compact.
It measures approximately 2 inches in length, not including the chain, ring or tassel. The widest point is approximately 1 1/2 inches across. It has a pretty linked sterling silver chain and finger ring that adds an additional 4 inches in length. The tassel adds another inch to the length of the piece. The compact is hallmarked on the edge with "F& B Sterling", which indicates that it was manufactured in the United States by Foster & Bailey Company.
The front features a lovely engine-turned linear design consisting of vertical, decorative lines, as well as a cartouche with the initial "J" engraved. It opens to the clear framed original mirror, as well as the clean gold washed compartment for powder. This compact purse is in nice condition; with some wear expected with a piece of this age. Nothing serious, just tiny dings and scratches.
The hinge and closure are in good working condition; and this is a beautiful antique piece to add to any vanity or vintage compact collection. Visit our shop for one of the largest selections of vintage compacts and compact purses on the internet.