One stamped & tested 800 silver lady's hand fabricated dress, evening compact with a hand engraved finish. The dress, evening make-up compact measures 4 3/4" X 3 1/8" X 7/8". The piece is Circa 1940'2-1950's. The snap, hinged, scroll-work closure has 2 Round cut Rubies, bezel set in the design. The flower basket and surrounding floral motif, hand engraved front cover has 14 Round cut Rubies in multi-prong settings. The flat sides and curved front and hidden hinge are all hand engraved with floral motif designs as well. The interior has a beveled edge mirror, with original comb, a spring-up lipstick holder, a snap closure blush powder compartment with original puff, as well as a spring closure for money or a Dance Card. The compact has it's original Black suede leather cover, with satin lining, snap closures and hand strap. Identified with markings of "800". Condition is like new.
Fourteen prong set round modified mixed cut natural rubies, measuring 2.45 - 2.45 x 1.59 mm, (depth est.) approximate total weight of 1.12ct., clarity is slightly included, medium dark, moderately strong, slightly purplish red color, (GIA slpR 6/4), cut is very good.
Two bezel set rectangular cushion modified mixed cut natural rubies, measuring 2.45 x 2.45 x 1.59mm, (depth est.) approximate total weight of 0.18ct., clarity is slightly included, medium dark, moderately strong, slightly purplish red color, (GIA slpR 6/4), cut is very good.
Total Weight of Colored Stones 1.30ct.
Total Weight of Compact 246.30dwt
Retail Replacement Value $ 2855.00
This estate piece comes with two customized copies of the Walter Bauman Jewelers appraisal, available upon request.
Main Stone Shape:Round
Main Stone Color:Red
Main Stone Creation:Natural
Main Stone Treatment:Unknown
Second Stone:No Stone
Gemstone Clarity:Slightly Included