Stunning Edwardian Grand Tour style English sterling silver ladies' cased vanity dressing table grooming set of outstanding quality, with attractive shell inlay detail to all lids.
Collection included a hand mirror, pair clothes brushes and pair of hand brushes
Mark of W C for William Comyns & Sons.
Assayed in London in 1927.
Condition: good condition with nice clear silver markings, a few dents here and there on the outside case, light staining to lining inside.
Measures: Width: (of case) 14.25” (36cm). Depth: (of case) 7.5” (19cm). Height: (of case) 3.25” (8.5cm).
Location: Dublin City, Ireland.
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William Comyns & Sons was founded by William Comyns in about 1859 in London. He was joined by his two sons Charles & Richard in 1885. His work always of exceptional decorative quality, found favour in the early 1800s and by the early 1900s he was supplying a number of London's top retailers, including Henry Louis of Bond Street, Carrington & Co. of Regent Street also at Tiffanys in New York.
The firm produced large numbers of die stamped wares, including the famous Reynolds Angels design, also specialized in fine silver mounted on Tortoiseshell work.
The quality of Comyns work was astounding and encompassed all known manufacturing processes used by a Silversmith.