A fine and specially commissioned leather-cased vanity set with sterling silver accessories, by Mappin & Webb, 1909, believed to be formerly the property of Charles Stewart Rolls

Summary

  • Type 
    Travel Goods & Luggage
  • Lot number 
    158
  • Location

Description

A fine and specially commissioned leather-cased vanity set with sterling silver accessories, by Mappin & Webb, 1909, believed to be formerly the property of Charles Stewart Rolls, the black leather case with single leather handle, brass locks and catches, gilt-embossed with maker's mark to front, the lid with embossed monogram 'C.R.' opening to reveal pale grey watered silk lined interior, fitted with full compliment of hallmarked sterling silver accessories by Mappin & Webb of London, comprising centrally mounted miniature carriage clock with silver case and JTC Swiss movement with white dial and Roman numerals, glass drinking flask with integral cup and seven other assorted glass jars and bottles with silver lids, two silver pill-boxes, four clothes and shoe-brushes and a comb with silver handles, silver jewellery box and nail-polisher, black leather watch case, sewing kit, address book and wallet, a manicure set with silver accoutrements contained in a replacement leather pouch, and with silver hand mirror, shoe-horn, button hook, ivory letter opener with silver handle and black leather documents pouch with two silver writing implements, all housed behind straps in the lid, the case measuring 45.5cm wide, and complete with black canvas cover also monogrammed 'C.R.'. This lot is offered together with a copy of the autobiographical title, Bruce Lawson: Charles Rolls of Rolls-Royce, published by YouCaxton, 2013.
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