Rare Vintage Euro Fine Enamel Vermeil Hand painted Compact Inspired by. Botticelli was commissioned to paint the work by the Medici. Family of Florence, specifically Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici.
Under the influence of his cousin Lorenzo de' Medici. It depicts the goddess Venus.
Having emerged from the sea. As a fully grown woman, arriving at the sea-shore which is related to the Venus Anadyomene. The painting is on display at the Uffizi Gallery. The front of the case : The Goddess Venus is having emerged from the sea as a fully grown woman.
Surrounding by areas of turquoise color enamel. All that detailed of the fine art work: It is breathtaking.Since this is an antique vintage item. There are some fine hair lines hardly visible to the naked eyes.
That are on the surface of the enameling case. However the compact is one of the best rare items.
The border of the lid, the sides and the reverse of the case : All with detailed silver in chased design. The interior of the compact : Original gold washed interior, the gold tone is lightened due to used and aged.
The original clips, hinges and springs are in good working order! The mirror: It is in vintage good condition. The dimensions of the compact.
The compact is in a fancy oval form. Measures 3-7/8 " in width by 3 1/8 " in high, by 7/16 thick. Hallmark marks: "800" (800/1000 pure silver) ITALY 198 F inside the compact.
OVERALL CONDITION : All original, fresh from an estate sale. Minor signs of wear commensurate with age and use. A great item to own. The item "Rare Vintage Euro Hand Painted Enamel 800 Silver Compact The Birth of Venus" is in sale since Wednesday, December 2, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Vanity, Perfume & Shaving\Compacts\Pre-1930".The seller is "snsfinejewelantiques" and is located in Astoria, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Uruguay, Canada, South africa, Colombia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, Sri lanka, Philippines.