Early 20th Century Continental Silver Gilt & Enamel Compact - Kings College Aberdeen

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A rare and unusual early 20th century silver gilt and guilloche enamel Compact of circular form, the base with striking blue guilloche design, the lid decorated with a view of Kings College University in Aberdeen, Scotland. The silver gilt interior with powder compartment with revolving cover and a mirror to the interior lid.

London Import Marks, c1920


In good condition with no damage or repair
62  mm (2.44 inches)
65.00 Grams (2.09 troy ounces)
Stock Code
Silver & Enamel
King's College in Old Aberdeen, Scotland, the full title of which is The University and King's College of Aberdeen (Collegium Regium Abredonense), is a formerly independent university founded in 1495 and now an integral part of the University of Aberdeen. Its historic buildings are the centrepiece of the University of Aberdeen's Old Aberdeen campus, often known as the King's or King's College campus.

The focal point of the college, as well as its oldest building, is the late 15th century King's College Chapel. A number of other historic buildings remain, with others being subject to renovation and rebuilding in the 18th and 19th centuries. In the early 20th century, a great deal of expansion saw the university buildings increase around the historic college buildings. In the later 20th century, the university expanded dramatically in size, dominating Old Aberdeen and expanding out from the High Street with a number of modern buildings.