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French Silver Mirror Compact by Cartier - Vintage Circa 1940

An exceptional, fine and impressive vintage French 950 standard silver mirror compact made by Cartier; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

SKU: A8209

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French Silver Mirror Compact by Cartier - Vintage Circa 1940


This exceptional vintage French 950 standard silver compact has a rectangular form.

The surface of this Cartier compact is embellished with a plain moulded ribbed design.

The hinged cover secures with a push fit catch.

This impressive compact opens to reveal the original integrated bevelled mirror and powder compartment; this compact can be used without the original inset, detachable silver powder holder.

The compact features the original functional sliding mechanism which allows the mirror to be cleaned from loose powder upon release of the catch; this mechanism indicates the high quality of the piece.

The interior rim of the case bears the renowned maker's/retailer's signature 'Cartier, Paris', in addition to the registration number '93688'.

This exceptional mirrored Cartier compact is fitted to the original hinged leatherette presentation box with a velvet lined interior, securing with a push fit catch.

The interior of the cover bears the retailer's mark 'Cartier, Paris 13 Ruede La Paix, London 175 New Bond St, New York 653 5th Avenue', in addition to the mark 'Cartier, Made in France, 0067' to the exterior surface.

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Maker: Cartier


This vintage compact mirror is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The mirror is in perfect condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the interior rim of the base and cover are clear in keeping with age.

The Minerva mark to the interior of the base is very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this Cartier mirror compact.


Length 8.4cm/3.3"

Width 6.6cm/2.6"

Height 1cm/0.4"


4.6 troy ounces/142g

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