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SOLD - 9ct Yellow Gold Travelling Vanity Set - Antique George V

A fine and impressive antique English 9 carat yellow gold ten piece travelling vanity set; an addition to our diverse ornamental dressing table collection

SKU: A1087

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SOLD - 9ct Yellow Gold Travelling Vanity Set - Antique George V


This fine antique George V 9ct yellow gold travelling vanity set is composed of a hand mirror, two clothes brushes, a comb, a scent bottle, a pill/powder box, a nail buffer, a nail file, a cuticle pusher and a pair of nail scissors.

Each piece of this impressive and extensive set is embellished with a panel of fine and impressive engine turned decoration*.

The pill/powder box has a plain circular form and retains the original hallmarked push fit cover.

The glass body of the scent has a rectangular form with rounded corners.

The cylindrical neck of the scent bottle is fitted with a hallmarked yellow gold mount; this indicates the fine quality of the piece.

The scent bottle retains the original circular hallmarked 9ct gold push fit cover.

The two clothes brushes have a rectangular rounded form with impressive engine turned ornamentation to each handpiece and retain the original bristles.

The comb has a hallmarked yellow gold handle is fitted with fine tortoiseshell effect teeth to one portion, and wider teeth to the opposing portion.

The hand mirror has a circular rounded form and retains the original bevelled glass, showing a clear reflection.

The scissors and blade of the nail file are crafted in gilt metal; the cuticle pusher has the original hallmarked yellow gold functional terminal.

This antique vanity set is fitted to a fine and impressive hinged leather carrying case with a velvet interior.

The main section of the case incorporates a vacant storage compartment with removable cover, all lined with matching velvet.

The interior of the carry case bears the retailer’s mark ‘W Lister & Sons Ltd, Jewellers, Newcastle on Tyne’ to one side.

The travel case is fitted with a gilded metal locking mechanism and strap restraints and retains the original stitched leather carrying handle.

The working locking mechanism retains the original key.

The hallmarks struck to the surface of each piece include:

Maker’s mark: W.N Ltd (William Neale & Son Ltd)

Gold quality/purity marks: 9, .375 (9 carat gold)

Assay mark: Anchor (Birmingham, England)

Date mark: C (1927)

* Items, such as this travelling vanity set, that were frequently handled, often had surfaces embellished with engine turned decoration to avoid finger prints detracting from the overall appearance of each piece.

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Date: 1927


This antique vanity set is a very good gauge of gold, fine quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

Each piece shows little sign of use or wear.

The carry case is in exceptional presentation condition, in keeping with age; there is a minor loss to the velvet pull tag to the cover of the interior of the box.

The engine turned decoration is all very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of each piece, in addition to the part hallmarks to the interior of the cover of the pill box and collar of the scent bottle are all very clear; there is some minor wear to some of the maker’s marks, due to their location.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these impressive antique items.


Hand Mirror

Length 13.1cm/5.2"

Diameter of frame 8.1cm/3.2"

Diameter of glass 7cm/2.8"

Powder Box

Diameter 3.6cm/1.4"

Height 1.2cm/0.5"

Scent Bottle

Length 4.4cm/1.7"

Width 2.1cm/0.8"

Height 4.7cm/1.9"

Diameter of cover 2.4cm/0.9"

Brush 1

Length 10.2cm/4"

Width 3cm/1.2"

Height 3.2cm/1.3"

Brush 2

Length 8.8cm/3.5"

Width 5.2cm/2"

Height 3.8cm/1.5"


Length 11.1cm/4.4"

Width 3.5cm/1.4"

Nail Buffer

Length 10.6cm/4.2"

Width 2cm/0.8"

Height to top of handle 3cm/1.2"

Nail File

Length 9.8cm/3.9"

Width of handle 1.3cm/0.5"

Nail Scissors

Length 11cm/4.3"

Width across fingerpieces 3.9cm/1.5"

Cuticle Pusher

Length 9.5cm/3.7"

Width of handle 1.3cm/0.5"

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