# 4080 / 1940s Sterlè Paris Vintage Tortoiseshell Minaudiere Vanity Case, Complete with Original Velvet Slipcase and Comb

An outstanding example of a vintage French tortoise shell minaudiere, this wonderful vanity compact was meant to carry all the essentials for an evening out in the 1930s and 1940s. . The outer case and interior compartments are made of genuine wonderful blond tortoise shell. The minaudiere opens with a tortoise shell clutch to reveal a large beveled hinged mirror, three covered compartments, a compartment for lipstick, and a compartment with the original comb, held in place by a hinged bracket. The covered compartments once held powder and rouge and swans down powder puffs. It measures 16,5 in length, 2,5 in depth and .11 cm in height. It has been beautifully preserved, and is in excellent vintage condition with no visible flaws or chips. There is a small shallow chip in the upper right hand corner of the mirror which remains in otherwise perfect condition andfree of blemishes. No visible chips in the outer and inner case. There are no cracks, smudges or even visible scratches on the tortoise shell surfaces. The comb is in excellent condition. The minaudiere is embellished by an 18K gold bee set with a tiny diamond and comes complete with its original outer rigid velvet covered slipcase which is interiorly gold embossed STERLE’ PARIS. The lids and hinges are all functional, and the minaudiere is sturdy enough to use. It is rare to find one in such good condition. PRICE UPON REQUEST
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€ 450.00
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