Exquisite Hermes French silver and 18K yellow gold compact mirror. Circa 1950s. The lid is 18K yellow gold overlay, beautifully engraved with the classic Hermes logo and entwined initials LS. The front with gold overlay clasp, channel-set with five fabulous square cut rubies. Flush hinge. Opening to reveal a beveled mirror, a powder well and original sifter screen. Officially trademarked in 1945, the horse and carriage would become the brand’s signature. The logo features a horse drawn Duc carriage, which harkens back to the brand's original core offerings, a nod to their heritage in the art of tooling leather beginning in 1837 as successful producers of high-end saddlery and equestrian accessories. Signed Hermes Paris. Hallmarked to the interior with French silver guarantee mark & silversmith's mark. In overall good vintage condition with general wear, some surface scratches commensurate with age and use. Measures 3" square x 3/8" height.