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Fab Antique~vintage Italian 800 Sterling Silver+gold+lapis&scenic Enamel Compact For Sale
*WELCOME TO MY PRIVATE MUSEUM!
FINE & UNIQUE ITEMS HAND SELECTED FOR THEIR RARITY & EXTRAORDINARY VALUE!
*offer NOW, OFTEN & AGAIN!
*ALL SOLD TO THE HIGH buyer!
PLEASE NOTE; I AM ALSO OFFERING OTHERWONDERFUL ANTIQUES, OLD SILVER &FINE ESTATE JEWELRY!
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AN ANTIQUE~VINTAGE ITALIAN 800 SILVER, GOLD, LAPIS LAZULI & SCENIC ENAMEL COMPACT!
THIS BEYOND STUNNING LADIES COMPACT IS EASILY ADAPTABLE AS A CIGARETTE CASE OR SIMPLY A GORGEOUS TABLE TOP KEEPSAKE. THE FANCIFULLY DECORATED AND EXTRA HEAVY CASE IS FINELY EXECUTED WITH ORNATE FOLIATE ENGRAVED PATTERNS WITH THE FRONT DESIGNED WITH FLOWERS BETWEEN PANELS OF LAPIS LAZULI ENAMEL. THE GLORIOUS CENTER IS ENTIRELY HAND PAINTED IN ENAMEL DEPICTINGAN 18th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th CENTURY LOVERS COURTING ENAMEL SCENE AND OUTSTANDING CRAFTSMANSHIP. IACQUIRED THIS BEAUTIFUL SCENIC COMPACTNEARLY 30 YEARSFROM THE HEIRS OF AN ESTATEI WAS HANDLING OF A WEALTHY FILM EDITOR'S WIFE WHO RESIDED IN BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA. IT IS IN TRULY WONDERFUL CONDITION WITHNO REPAIRS, NO CORROSION, NO DEEP OR BOTHERSOME SCRATCHES ANDNODENTS. THE ENAMEL HAS NO CHIPS, NO CRACKS, NO SCRATCHES ANDNO LOSS TO THE FABULOUS HAND PAINTED SCENE. THIS SUPERBANTIQUE~ VINTAGE ITALIAN 800 SILVER, GOLD & ENAMEL SECENIC COMPACTIS ABSOLUTELY 100% ORIGINAL! IF YOU LOVETHE MASTERFULLY CAFTEDITALIAN STERLING SILVER ITEMS THEN YOU WILL LOVE THIS FANTASTIC LADIES COMPACT. THESE SCARCELY FOUND ITALIAN SOLID 800 SILVER PIECES ARE BECOMING ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND AT ANY PRICE BUTI HAVE, AS ALWAYS, STARTED THISWITH A VERY LOW OPENING offer TO MAKEIT AFFORDABLE TO EVERYONE WHO ADORES ORIGINAL ITALIAN 800 SOLID SILVER, GOLD & HAND PAINTED SCENIC ENAMELITEMS. THIS HAS SINCE BEEN PART OF MY PERSONAL COLLECTION OFANTIQUE ~ VINTAGE STERLING SILVERLADIES ACCESSORIES WHICH IS FOR THE FIRST TIME BEING OFFERED TO ALL THE WONDERFUL COLLECTORS WHO APPRECIATE ONLY THE FINEST EXAMPLES OFANTIQUE VINTAGE ITALIAN 800 SILVER & SCENIC HAND PAINTED ENAMEL COMPACTS. THISWAS NEVER IN MY STORE INVENTORY BUT KEPT AT HOME. I AM GETTING UP THERE INAGEJUST TURNING 83 YEARS YOUNG AND HAVE CLOSED MY STORE SO NOW IT IS TIME FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO CHERISHMY PERSONAL TREASURES AND TAKE THE SAME CARE THAT ONLY A LOVER OF REAL ANTIQUES CAN PROVIDE ONE OF MY FAVORITE POSSESSIONS. I HOPE THISWILL BE TREASURED AND ENJOYED FOR AS MANY YEARS ASI HAVE PRIDED HAVING THIS WONDERFULANTIQUE ~ VINTAGE ITALIAN800 SILVER, GOLD,LAPIS & SCENIC ENAMEL COMPACTIN MY COLLECTION. ENJOY AND HAPPY offerDING!
F.Y.I. I am a 3rd generation antiques dealer & have been in the fine antiques business for over 30 years. I have had several open stores over these years but now with rents out of the realm of reality & my age creeping up on me, I have closed the last of them & I am now concentrating all efforts to on line sales. I am very knowledgeable about all types of antiques. I do not & will not sell fakes or reproductions of anything. All my items are 100% as described & the pictures prove it! Any damage or imperfection is noted and all items are mailed with an invisible ID mark that only I know of. This will eliminate anyone trying to item switch a broken treasure with my perfect piece. If you want any other detail about an item, please ask & be certain to include your direct email address for a reply. does not allow my sending pictures thru their email service. I will try to accomodate all requests on 1st come, 1st served daily basis. I do not sell outside so do not ask. I can offer a very expensive buy it now if you must have it today! I ship 1 day a week so please be patient. Everything is very carefully packed as I love my things & want you to enjoy them in the same condition as I have. All items are sent via USPS & Insured at full value. Sorry if this costs International buyers more but these are 's rules & I will follow them to the letter. Please work out any special payment request in advance as all sales should be simply processed through PayPal unless we have made prior arrangements. Ask any & all questions before you offer as the offer is your contract to purchase. I allow 5 days for payment in full otherwise the item is sold to the next highest buyer or re-listed & I will leaveappropriate response to all non paying buyers. I hope everything is very plain & simple to understand but do not be shy about asking anything should you require additional info or details. I hope you enjoy each & every item as most are from my private collection assembled over the past 30 years and never before offered for sale. Each piece is very special, of great quality, rare for its' kind and worthy of any advanced collection. Thank You, Bernice Ellen
ATTENTION ALL INTERNATIONAL buyers ~ BUYERS!
~SHIPMENTS TO COUNTRIES (DESTINATIONS) OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES~
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING IS MORE COSTLY. WE DO NOT PROFIT OR "MARK UP" SHIPPING COSTS. WE USE THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE POSTAGE PRICE CALCULATOR THROUGH PAYPAL SHIPPING TO CALCULATE THE ACTUAL PRICE FOR SHIPPING CHARGES AT USPS.COM WEBSITE. PAYPAL REQUIRES ALL INTERNATIONALLY SHIPPED ITEMS BE TRACKABLE ON-LINE. THE ONLY SHIPPING SERVICE WITH AN AFFORDABLE TRACKING OPTION THAT MEETS PAYPAL'S PRECISE REQUIREMENTS IS USPS "PRIORITY MAIL". WE DO NOT SHIP ITEMS VIA; REGISTERED MAIL, FLAT RATE MAIL, EXPRESS MAIL OR 1ST CLASS MAIL (NO EXCEPTIONS). WE PAY ANY AND ALL COSTS OF AVAILABLE INSURANCE COVERAGE OFFERED THROUGH THE UNITED STATES POST OFFICE AT THE FULL VALUE OF EVERY ITEM SOLD. INSURANCE IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR ITEMS THAT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH BY THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE'S INSURANCE REGULATIONS. PLEASE CHECK THAT VALUE COVERAGE IS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR SPECIFIC PURCHASE BY CONTACTING THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT A NUMBER OF COUNTRIES HAVE LOW VALUE LIMITS SUCH AS ENGLAND WITH A MAXIMUM INSURANCE VALUE OF $650.00 AND CANADA WITH A LIMIT OF $675.00. THESE LIMITS ARE FREQUENTLY LESS THAN THE PURCHASE PRICE OF AN ITEM'S ACTUAL PURCHASE PRICE OR VALUE. THUS, PLEASE DO NOT PLACE A offer FOR YOUR INTENDED PURCHASE IF THE COVERAGE LIMITS ARE LESS THAN WHAT YOU ARE offerDING FOR THE ITEM. YOU WILL NEED TO CHECK THE POSTAL SERVICE WEBSITE AT USPS.COM FOR THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT AVAILABLE TO YOUR SPECIFIC LOCATION BY VIEWING THE LIMITATIONS OF VALUE FOR MERCHANDISE SENT VIA PRIORITY INTERNATIONAL MAIL. CERTAIN COUNTRIES HAVE REGULATIONS LIMITING THE IMPORTATION OF ART, ANTIQUES AND/OR JEWELRY. PLEASE VERIFY THAT YOUR COUNTRY ALLOWS THE IMPORTATION OF THE ITEM YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING. YOU ARE REQUESTING SHIPMENT BY US WHEN POSTING PAYMENT TO US FOR THE ITEM COST PLUS SHIPPING FEES. IT IS YOUR OBLIGATION TO DETERMINE IF THE POSTAL INSURANCE AVAILABLE APPLIES TO YOUR ITEM TYPE AND ALSO TO; USPS INTERNATIONAL PRIORITY MAIL TO YOUR LOCATION BUT IF USPS COVERAGE DOES NOT APPLY, DOES NOT COMPLY OR DOES NOT EQUAL THE ITEM'S VALUE FOR YOUR DESTINATION, YOU SHALL BE SOLEY ASSUMING ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE, THEFT, CONFISCATION, TERRORIST ACTS OR ANY PERILS/ACTS OF GOD RESULTING IN YOUR REQUESTING DELIVERY OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES. WE STRONGLY ADVISE YOU OBTAINING INDEPENDANT ADDITIONAL COVERAGE FROM A TOP RATED INSURER IF THE COVERAGE OFFERED THROUGH USPS DOES NOT CONFORM TO OR PROPERLY PROTECT YOUR ITEM'S VALUE OF PURCHASE. YOUR POSTING OF PAYMENT TO US IN FULL FOR THE PURCAHSE PRICE OF ANY ITEM SOLD BY DONAHUE ANTIQUES A.K.A. (MYPRIVATEMUSEUM) IS YOUR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, ACCEPTANCE AND AGREEMENT THAT SHALL THEREFOR CONSTITUTE YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THIS AGREEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY. IMPORT DUTIES, TAXES, V.A.T. AND ANY OTHER CUSTOMS/IMPORT CHARGES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE ITEM PRICE OR SHIPPING CHARGES. ANY ADDITIONAL CHARGES OR FEES ARE THE BUYER'S RESPONSIBILITY AND TO BE PAID (IF REQUIRED) BY THE BUYER. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR COUNTRY'S CUSTOMS OFFICE OR POSTAL CARRIER COMPANY TO DETERMINE WHAT, IF ANY, THESE ADDITIONAL COSTS WILL BE PRIOR TO offerDING. THESE CHARGES ARE NORMALLY COLLECTED BY THE DELIVERING FREIGHT (SHIPPING) COMPANY, POSTAL CARRIER, CUSTOMS OR WHEN YOU PICK THE ITEM UP AT THEIR DELIVERY LOCATION. DO NOT CONFUSE THESE ADDED COSTS FOR CUSTOMS/IMPORT FEES AS "SHIPPING" CHARGE(S) ON ANY INVOICE SENT TO YOU THROUGH OUR OR PAYPAL ACCOUNT. WE DO NOT MARK MERCHANDISE VALUES BELOW THE WINNING offer OR sale VALUE. WE CAN NOT MARK ITEMS AS "GIFTS" ~ , PAYPAL, POSTAL, UNITED STATES AND INTERNATIONAL GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS PROHIBIT THIS. WE ARE UNABLE TO PREDETERMINE ANY IMPORT TAXES AS THEY ARE CALCULATED BY THE FINAL VALUE WHEN THE sale CLOSES. THESE TAXES OR FEES ARE GENERALLY BASED AS A PERCENTAGE OF THE FINAL VALUE AND VARY FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY. IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING OR THE LIMITATIONS OF COVERAGE, PLEASE CONTACT US ATLEAST 1 DAY PRIOR TO offerDING. THANK YOU, DONAHUE ANTIQUES~ENTIRE AGREEMENT.
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Fab Antique~vintage Italian 800 Sterling Silver+gold+lapis&scenic Enamel Compact: $306