Henri Nicolas Van Gorp : portrait of young woman in a park, circa 1780
Keller : complete travel set for a woman : travel case and 49 vermeil and crystal accessories
In this travel case covered with burgundy-coloured leather and locks covered with fine gold, you will find a complete travel set for a woman : vanity set, writing set, sewing set... Here is the exhaustive list of accessories (49 pcs !) :
- vanity set : and vermeil (sterling silver covered with fine gold) perfume bottles, powder boxes, ivory hairbrush and comb, mirror...
- manicure set
- writing set
- vermeil sewing set
- miscellaneous items : leather purse, gilt metal stove...
Hallmarks on vermeil items : Minerva 1st standard (the highest purity silver : 950 / 1000, even more than traditional 925 / 1000 sterling silver) and silversmith's hallmark, together with Keller signature on some items.
There is a monogram LN on each item.
Gustave Keller's signature is also written on the case. Keller used to work for prestigious customers and even became the official silversmith of a few courts in Europe (Spain, Greece and Romania) and Russia. Nicolas II used to appreciate his works a lot and ordered items to him on a regular basis at the end of 19th century. The quality level of the whole this is exactly in line with what you can expect from one of the most talented French silversmiths in the late 19th century / early 20th century. It's an amazing luxury level, with dense vermeil parts ; the case does deserve to be brought in an Orient Express travel.
The whole set is in excellent condition.
Length : 52.2cm
Width : 36cm
Height : 17cm
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STATUS : AVAILABLE
CONDITION : Excellent
PRICE : 2 000,00 €
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