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Antique Indian Solid Sterling Silver & Ruby Set Ladies Powder Compact with Map (Code 1910)

  • £15000


An early 20th century Indian silver compact. It has been custom made with a map of India and set with rubies at five locations. This is the partner item to a cigarette case I also have for sale at time of writing this. This example may have been brought back as a love token, or may even have been where the owner accompanied her husband as he was stationed during official service. It is well made with significantly more silver than necessary to make the item sturdy, so it would have been at the upper end for such pieces.

It has a spring latch to keep it closed and internally it is plain. There would originally have been a powder insert. Unusually for such a piece there do not appear to be any markings at all, perhaps as it was a bespoke item, it does however test as Sterling silver. It also comes with what is likely the original leather slip pouch.


Compact in good order with minor period wear. Latch and hinge all working fine and tight. No internal fittings. Pouch aged and foxed.

Measurements (Approx)

Width: 7.3 cms ( 2 7/8 inches )

Weight: 88 grams (before packing).

Stock Code: 1910 OC19-2



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