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This lovely compact is Featured in "textures and adventures" treasury by southstreet
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And treasury "Some things just go well together...." by
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http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4d3b0a065af58eef8128042b/some-things-just-go-well-together?index=18

OMG! This is the most beautiful and delicate compact. I do not know my needlework really well but I believe this is called Pettipoint. However, it is much more delicate with a tighter weave than the pettipoint I am familiar with now so quite possibly it has another name. The only downside is that the pettipoint is soiled and I don’t know if it can be cleaned. Still it is a muted floral pattern which gives it a rich patina. I don’t want to attempt cleaning it since I would hate to ruin it. The rest of the compact is in wonderful condition. I have sold many tortoise items in the past and this does have the feel of tortoise however this is encased in the frame and I am unable to take it out of the frame to see if it is carved and I refuse to take a needle to it to ‘smell’ it burn. It does have rounded edges on the bottom and scratches which are consistent with tortoise. It may be an early plastic but it is cold to the touch and usually plastic is warm. It comes with a powder puff. There is a mirror inside. The pettipoint and the tortoise are set in a brass frame. I believe this dates to the very early 1900s. Please see all photos for details. Measures 2.5 by 3 by almost 3/8 inches deep. (1381)

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TREASURY ITEM Charming Antique Tortoise and Pettipoint Compact

$165.00 USD
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  • Materials: tortoise, metal, powder puff
  • Feedback: 39 reviews
  • Only ships within United States.
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