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Ellis Collection - Lady’s Travel Set 1881/93 with Small Bow

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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : (GBP) £150.00
(USD) $207.76
Starting bid: (GBP) £150.00
(USD) $207.76
# of bids: 1
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: Luton, Beds
Started: 4/12/2019 EDT
Ended: 4/20/2019 3:09:00 PM EDT
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Ellis Collection - Lady’s Travel Set 1881/93 with Small Folding Bow


Stylish top quality lady’s travel set in a case with everything needed for a journey 
- Lovely small folding bow with facetted and dimpled steel bow and cyphered worm.  3.2 cms closed
- Tools with matching mother of pearl handles and decorative shafts.  These include tweezers, crochet hook?, button hook, nail file /cleaner with cuticle tip, pricker. 
- Matching penknife with mother of pearl scales - steel blade is marked “Mappin & Webb”, but is unfortunately broken in half.
- 4 scissors of varying sizes, all marked “Mappin & Webb”, “Trustworthy” and “Sheffield”.  Some are marked “Oxford St”.  One small scissor has a square gap near the fulcrum for an unknown purpose.
- Silver thimble hallmarked with the Birmingham anchor, “g” for 1881 and “J.F” for the maker James Fenton & Co.
- Silver pencil with hexagonal shaft with decorative leaf pattern and a decorative knop on the top which unscrews to hold pencil lead.  There is a thin metal spike stuck into the end of the pencil.  No visible markings.
- Beautiful silver tape measure in a hexagonal lantern shape with decorative leaf and floral pattens and a round knop to wind the blue tape which is marked in inches.  The metal stop at the end of the tape is missing.  The lantern is hallmarked with the Birmingham anchor, “t” for 1893 and “GU” for the maker George Unite & Sons.
The set comes in a black leatherette covered case lined in dark blue velvet and blue satin.  The satin is indistinctly marked “Mappin & Webb, Cutlers, Oxford Street”.  25 x 17 cms.   


Condition – Very good, slight loss of plating on tweezers, few dark marks on scissors, penknife blade broken in half, some marks on steel bow, slight rust on worm, worm is intact.  Rubbing and loss of colour along edges of case, some scratches on surface.

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