Art Nouveau hallmarked Silver Backed Vanity Set (Mirror, 2 Brushes & Comb)– 1914

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller jochyra (2,585) 100%, Location: London, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 113341081525 Art Nouveau Vanity Set Click image to enlarge Description This gorgeous set comprises a hand mirror, hair brush, grooming brush & comb which are backed with sterling silver. Each piece is exquisitely decorated in the Art Nouveau manner with a butterfly and flora (possibly Lupins) in relief. The mirror and both brushes have a concave oval plate to the centres and the design features on these and both sides of the handles of two of them. The mirror itself is round and bevelled and there is a layer of resin between this and the silver backing to provide structure. The bristles are horse hair which has been set in blonde wood plates. The comb is made from faux tortoiseshell with a shaped silver mount. All pieces are hallmarked for Birmingham with the maker’s mark of W J Myatt & Co. The two brushes have the date letter for 1911/12, the comb for 1912/13 and the mirror for 1913/14. Slight discrepancies like this are very common. This set is in lovely, usable condition and the decorative detail is still beautifully crisp. However, after 104 years, there are some issues to bring to your attention. The glass of the mirror is in good order with no chips. However, there are some tiny pinhead black spots to the bottom and near the top edge and there’s a small area with a feint shadow behind it which appears like a watermark (shown in the photos below). The silver back has 2 small dents, about 8 very small, light bruises and some dints. On both sides of the oval central plate, there are small raised creases which result from knocks. Around the edges of the mirror and handle there are a few small dints and dinks. Whatever has caused these dents has also fractured the resin inside so, if shaken, there is a noticeable rattle although the resin is still securely encased. The bristles on both brushes are still nice and firm with no missing tufts. However, they have gone yellow with age and although I’ve tried to clean them there may still be evidence of past use. The silver of the hair brush is in very good order with just one small dent to the centre and 5 pinprick dints. To the right hand edge, there is a slight 1cm long bruise which appears slightly flat and, around the edges in general, there are a number of dints. The grooming brush has about 5 pinhead dints to the top and quite a number of dents and dints around the edges. The comb is in good condition with no damaged teeth. The silver mount has a number of small dints and light bruises. I’ve tried to show all these aspects in the photos below but, for its age, this set is in very good order. Approximate Measurements Mirror - 28 cm (11”) long & 15.2 cm (6”) across the widest point Hair Brush - 25 cm (9.8”) long & 7.8 cm (3.1”) across the widest point Groomer - 17 cm (6.7”) long & 4.7 cm (1.8”) across the widest point Comb - 18.7 cm (7.3”) long & 4.7 cm (1.8”) at the widest point Weight - Mirror - 364 grams (filled weight) Hair Brush - 175 grams Groomer - 92 grams Comb - 31 grams Total weight - 662 grams Please see the photos below which will enlarge if clicked on and feel free to get in touch with any questions SHIPPING All items are sent by Royal Mail Signed-For mail with full insurance cover in order to comply with Paypal regulations on Buyer Protection. Prices are calculated to include the weight of packaging as well as the weight of the item. I will automatically combine shipping costs at the best possible rate should anyone buy more than one item. **International Buyers please note that any local import duties due on items are the responsibility of the buyer ** Payment Payment is required within 72 hours of committing to buy an item or an auction ending. Paypal is the preferred method of payment and the only option open to Overseas buyers. Cheques or Postal Orders are accepted from UK buyers subject to clearance of funds which normally takes about 5 working days after receipt. Buyers who wish to collect in person may pay in advance through Paypal or in cash upon collection. Shipping I endeavour to ship items within 2 working days of cleared payment. All packages are sent by Royal Mail Signed-For service and have adequate insurance built in to the postage cost. I do not make any profit on postage/insurance costs and don?t charge for packaging. To ensure items are safe in transit, I package them very well and, unfortunately, this does increase mailing costs somewhat. All packages must be signed for upon receipt. Failure to do so or collect a package will result in it being returned to me and the buyer will be responsible for the cost of re-sending the item. Any Import Duties, Taxes and other charges due on International purchases are the sole responsibility of the buyer. I am happy to combine postal charges for multiple purchases and have a policy of automatically refunding any overpaid postage if I have over-estimated it. Terms of Sale My aim is to try to ensure that items I sell fully meet the buyer's expectation and, for this reason, I provide photos of all aspects of items on sale and give a very detailed written description and condition report. PLEASE NOTE that all items sold are used and are either Antique or Vintage which means there will be some very light surface abrasions caused through cleaning and use. If a buyer purchases an item and it does not match its description or photos, I will give a no quibble refund for the cost of the item and the shipping costs incurred. If, however, a buyer changes his/her mind about a purchase, then he/she may also return it for a full refund of the item's cost but the outward and return shipping costs will be the responsibility of the buyer. Should you wish to return an item, please contact me as soon as possible after receiving it. To qualify for a refund, Items must be returned to the seller within 14 days of the date of receipt. Return postage must be by the same, secure method as that originally used to dispatch the item to the buyer which will normally be a Signed-For Mail Service with adequate compensation included. Once I have safely received the item and checked that it is unused and in the same condition as it was when it was originally dispatched, the relevant refund will be made to the buyer's Paypal account. About Us I source and re-home high quality antique and vintage silver at wholesale prices. On the odd occasion, I come across something that might have had a bit of a rough life but deserves a second chance rather than being consigned to the melting pot. In all cases, because buyers are purchasing from a distance, I always provide in-depth condition reports and multiple high-magnification images in my listings to give you as much information as possible. Through selling online, I maintain low overheads and try to set 'Buy It Now' prices at a lower rate than those charged by most antique shops and fairs. I am very passionate about the pieces I sell and am most happy when they go to a new home where they'll be fully appreciated. Contact Us If you have any questions whatsoever about an item I am selling, please feel free to contact me at jochyra@yahoo.co.uk and I will be more than happy to answer them. Should you wish to collect or view any items, I am located in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. Get images that make Supersized seem small.Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's Listing Templates! THE simple solution for eBay sellers. Track Page Views WithAuctiva's FREE Counter Condition: Please see multiple Photos & full Condition Report in listing below. By clicking on an image a separate window opens showing all images in high magnification., Age: 1900-1940, Brand: W J Myatt, Composition: Solid Silver, Product: Vanity Set - Mirror, 2 Brushes & Comb

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