Large crocodile-like leather masculine and feminine traveling toiletry kit, comprising twenty-eight items of silver, glass and ivory.
Great Britain, Late 19th Century
British silver hallmarks dated 1896
Weight of silver items: at least 581,60 gr. (1-1/4 lbs.)
This traveling kit is mostly complete and the employed materials add more to its rarity. All the silver lids are initialed with ordered coat of arms. The number of items and tools is important. We note the presence of one small compass, which is rare for this type of object. Utensils include razors, razor sharpener, diverse boxes, one shaving brush, several brushes, manicure tools, one antique mirror, one shoe horn, one powdered stamp, diverse initialed ivory boxes.
It is rare to find this type of kit mostly intact and it appears to be a particularly luxurious example due to its high quality finishing. One very fine work from the Victorian era.
Condition report :
- Items quantity: 1
- Height in cm : 19 cm
- Width in cm : 33 cm
- Depth in cm : 30 cm
- Expertissim Reference: 2015030448
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