An essential for a Bright Young Thing in the form of a dressing table powder bowl in cut glass and silver. Probably once part of a set this elegant powder bowl is made in bright lead crystal and features a star cut decoration reminiscent of Bohemian glassware of the period. Indeed it is conceivable that the glass is bohemian as it was common for silversmiths to import this high quality glass and embellish it at this time. The bowl is low and squat – ergonomic if you like – with a silver shoulder and silver lid with button handle and internal mirror.
The silver is the work of masters Hukin and Heath, one of the more established silversmiths at the time so you know you are getting quality. The hallmarks show the date to be 1927 and assayed in Birmingham. This is an elegant piece with glass and silver well balanced to create a single unit which still fits on a modern dressing table or as part of a collection.
Due to age there are a couple of very minor dinks to the silver but factor in that it is 92 years old and this becomes acceptable wear and tear. The mirror and glassware remain intact with no visible damage. It may have had a swans-down puff at one point, this is sadly lost to the mists of time. Hallmarks are a little worn but still readable.
- Overall diameter – 4.2 inches (11 cm)
- Height – 2.25 inches (6 cm)
- Lid diameter – 2.75 inches (7 cm)
Parcel A – £8.50
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