Travel in style! Fabulous French Belle Epoque era supple and elegant navy blue leather 'trousse d' voyage' or travel valise, complete with the original sterling silver topped cut glass perfume or cologne bottles & vanity jars! The interior finely appointed with leather fittings holding sterling silver topped contents. The case also includes two natural carved brushes and there's a vanity mirror clasped in the lid. Palais Royal style fittings, like the earlier wooden travel chests owned by Josephine herself. Yes, this one is a bit newer, likely turn of the century to early 1900s. All of the sterling tops bear the French Minerve or Minerva hallmark, the tiny number "1" within those marks means they're .950 silver (95% pure and higher than the .925 standard for "sterling" silver). Silversmith marks are there but too tiny to be legible. A wonderful set, don't miss it!
Very good condition! There is no damage to the exterior navy leather, no split seams or cracks/scuffs to the leather. The interior is also in great shape with just a split seam at the top of the compartment that holds the long toothbrush jar. The mirror has been replaced but has the original navy backing and easel stand (just the mirror was broken). A tiny dimple or two to the sterling silver tops but no cracks in the glass and the cologne bottles even have the inner glass stoppers. Working clasp lock with key. See pictures for measurements.
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