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Asprey Silver Vanity Dressing Box

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A magnificent Sterling Silver Vanity Box Asprey veneered in exotic wonderfully figured Rosewood crossbanded in Tulipwood with brass edging and escutcheon. The sides have flush fitting campaign side handles for ease of carrying. This fabulous luxurious Asprey silver vanity box... Read More


SKU: 299554 Categories: ,
Dimensions 36 × 27 × 18 cm
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SKU 299554

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Description

A magnificent Sterling Silver Vanity Box Asprey veneered in exotic wonderfully figured Rosewood crossbanded in Tulipwood with brass edging and escutcheon. The sides have flush fitting campaign side handles for ease of carrying.

This fabulous luxurious Asprey silver vanity box features the very best pieces for travel, they include; twelve crystal cut glass toiletry jars each one beautifully engraved with sterling silver lids hallmarked Brownett & Rose, London, all housed in a blue leather-lined removable tray with engraved handles. In the center of the removable tray is a fully fitted tool pad which includes: Mother of Pearl button hook, thread pull, penknife, & dip pen, as well as two pairs of scissors, corkscrew, silver pencil by S.Mordon & Co and bone cuticle, this accoutrement pad can be removed and underneath of which has more storage space for other small jewellery pieces. Removing the upper tray with the silver and accoutrements reveals another leather-lined storage tray once removed shows more storage space and two small jewellery drawers.

The underside of the Asprey dressing-case lid houses a removable reversible free-standing leather backed mirror and a leather-bound blotter still containing its original blotting paper. On the lower edge of the lid, it’s embossed in gold with Asprey. Manufacturer to her Majesty. 166. Bond St. W.This luxurious Asprey vanity box comes with a fully working Bramah lock and tasselled key.

Asprey was established in 1781 by William Asprey and was originally set up to be a silk printing business, but soon became a luxury emporium. Located in central London, Asprey advertised ‘articles of exclusive design and high quality, whether for personal adornment or personal accompaniment and to endow with richness and beauty the table and homes of people of refinement and discernment.’ As the business grew the company acquired several manufacturing facilities and hired silversmiths, goldsmiths, jewellers and watchmakers including Ernest Betjeman. In 1859 Asprey bought Edwards, a Royal Warrant holder and award-winning dressing case maker. In 1862 Asprey was granted its first Royal Warrant by Queen Victoria and the company enjoyed a long relationship with various members of the British Royal Family.

Created By:
ASPREY (worked from 1847)
DAVID EDWARDS (worked from c.1800)

Additional information

Additional information

Dimensions 36 × 27 × 18 cm
Period

Country

Exhibition

SKU 299554