A fine antique French sterling silver & cut glass six piece vanity or dressing table toiletry set. Comprising of two perfume or cologne bottles, three round powder jars, and a large rectangular box. What makes this set so unique and outstanding is the finely crafted armorial crest applied to the lids. Featuring a crowned royal coat of arms. The shield bearing two stars above a flag, flanked by two lion or griffin supporters, crested by a crown of a Baron. The cut glass bodies are of superb quality, thick and decorated with fluted paneling. The two bottles feature knob lids, both retaining their glass stoppers, with polished pontil to the bases. One powder jar having a swans down powder puff! Overall a beautiful set, of elegant styling and made captivating by the addition of the armorial crest. The sterling mounts are hallmarked with the French Minerve 1st standard mark, which depicts the goddess Minerva with a number 1 beside her to denote a silver content of 950/1000 (of 95% pure silver and a higher finesse than .925 sterling). Also bearing maker's marks for silversmith Auguste Leroy, active from 1891 to 1912 at 22 rue Réaumur in Paris. Please see photos for measurements. Overall in good condition for age and type with general wear from use. There is a scallop chip to the shoulder on one bottle and one stopper has a chip to the edge, a couple of nips to the side on the rectangular box, all visible in the photos. Some powder residue to the two smaller powder jars.
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