london 1910 solid silver rare original and complete travelling vanity or dressing case by famous maker mappin and webb in fitted leather case or box

London 1910, solid silver rare original and complete travelling vanity or dressing case by famous maker MAPPIN AND WEBB, in fitted leather case or box.



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London 1910, English hallmarked solid silver rare original and complete travelling vanity set in its lovely dark green Moroccan leather fitted case lined with aubergine moire silk, by very famous makers Mappin and Webb. The silver as well as the case bear the Mappin and Webb makers marks.
This service contains everything that would have been indispensable for the period, both at home, and on travels. It is the antique equivalent of the essential carry on case of today, with additional room in the case for jewellery, clothes and reading material. All the fittings slot tightly into their own compartments in the lid and sides, leaving the centre empty for additional travel necessities.
The fittings comprise: 10 solid silver pieces as well as a silver handled manicure set. They include 2 silver topped cut glass scent bottles, cut with panels to the body and faceted shoulders; 1 silver topped soap jar and 2 other sizes and shapes of silver topped cut glass toilet bottles, also panel cut; a silver hair brush, silver clothes brush, silver and tortoise shell comb with leather sleeve, a silver handled shoe horn, a silver handled button hook, and a leather cased silver handled manicure set. In addition, there is a leather cased folding bevelled mirror, and a leather cased sketch/note book. Even the brush bristles appear to have had little use.
All the silver is engraved with a beautiful foliate and scroll design including quivers of arrows. They are not monogrammed.
Size of case-16.25 inches wide by 13 inches deep by 7.75 inches high.
Weight-4.8 kilos.
The outside of the green leather case has the initials of the original owner embossed in gilt letters, "J.C.T," near handle. The case is marked in gilt with the makers mark Mappin and Webb, Oxford Street, London surmounted by a gilt crown.
This set is complete, including even the two original keys and their little leather holding case!
A rare thing to find, in very good condition overall, with just a few minor marks to some silver pieces, and made by an excellent and very well regarded maker.
Normally, when these are found, the cases are in poor condition, and looted of the valuable inner contents. This one is complete, lovely with minimal wear inside and out, and a great value.
If one wishes, the silver contents could be removed to be used on a dressing table separately, while the case could be used as a stylish and generous antique suitcase on its own.
A wonderful thing for the collector of silver and antique boxes/cases, with lovely items to use and display on the dressing table.
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Internal Ref: 5011

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