This set seems to have a collection of nicely matched implements for the Grand Tour traveler, all housed perfectly well in a top quality and supple ostrich leather folding travel case, but they are not all original and while there is a "VUITTON" marked item, there are also others with a variety of maker marks. We've shown some. We'd date this one late 1800s to earliest 1900s, and to the Belle Epoche or Golden Era, when tourism really began to be something not only for Royals and the very elite, but also for the upper middle class. The case you see was likely a part of a large traveler's valise, and we've had sets that include this type of implements case plus many silver topped jars, brushes, mirror, etc., for the well-heeled traveler's needs. Nicely preserved, it's fun to take along on your own Grand Tour - how about the Orient Express!
Very good condition for age and type, the leather outer case is supple and virtually unscathed by time. Very little evidence of use, it isn't cracking or worn anywhere, really. Slight evidence of use here or there. The implements are all period, though not all original as they have a variety of maker marks. There is one marked VUITTON, from Louis Vuitton, and others are shown in our photos. Measurements are also noted on photos. There are 15 implements included, as shown.
IMPORTANT NOTE regarding antique tortoise shell or ivory: We are great supporters of protection for endangered species in our modern world. We never buy or sell anything 100 years or newer; we donate to anti-poaching organizations; we don't hunt; we conserve in ways that impact global warming (we're totally solar at home), knowing those measures also protect the animals in the wild today. We also recognize the vast cultural history we preserve with our care and reverence for these antique objects, and agree with CITES that objects over 100 years of age have nothing whatsoever to do with species depletion in our current world.
Our offering exceeds the age limitation of "more than 100 years of age", and is well within the exemption for CITES regulation. If imported, met the CITES regulation. This item will be handled and shipped from our Utah business, and is not available for shipment internationally, nor within the USA to California, NY, Nevada, Hawaii, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington if it contains ivory, sorry. Please see our small print for more details. We do hold a valid USFWS license, as well, for import/export, but additional time is required for export, and we are not exporting at this time.
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