A very rare art nouveau manicure set dating from the turn of last century, maybe earlier. The set contains five pieces and among them such scarce pieces as a nail buffer, tweezers and scissors. All pieces have a lovely handle with a typical art nouveau relief pattern and they are all marked V.M. + 800 for European silver. The scissors are also marked BATES and GERMANY. For its age, this set is in pretty good condition with only a few signs of wear and tear. The buffer seems to have been re-glued to the silver handle at one time but the cream-colored suede is still fairly clean and not too shabby. To give you an idea of the dimensions: the buffer is 4½ x 1½" (11½ x 4 cm) and 1¾" (4½ cm) high, the tweezers are just short of 5" (12½ cm) long. It will ship Priority registered airmail for $13 in the countries neighboring Switzerland and $17 anywhere else in the world. If you want to refurbish a nice vanity box on your dressing table or if you collect manicure sets, you have to have this one!
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