Silver Karess Woodworth Compact Vintage Guilloche Vanipat Powder Compact
Here's a great little vintage 1916 silver guilloche and blue enamel trim Karess Woodworth powder and mirror compact.
It's in beautiful condition, with some light scuffing, and wear to the bottom. The piece has a pretty greek key blue enamel trim around the top edges of the lid. The glass mirror is in wonderful reflective condition. There is a powder puff included.
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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