This is a compact from my collection. I bought it at the Goodwill Auction. I was scrambling to get aurora borealis anything when I stumbled across this at the watch table. I was so proud when cavewoman proclaimed it a find. It was not the find of the night. That honor goes to my friend Sandy who scored a vintage diamond watch.
This compact is a Schildkraut. It has never been used by any hands. No powder has ever graced its contents. According to cavewoman it is a guilloche compact. According to Wikipedia(my new haunt) guilloche is "an ornamental pattern formed of two or more curved bands that interlace to repeat a circular design, most commonly seen on banknotes."
photos: Sandy with her loot and my compact.
Compact photo taken by cavewoman