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$ 1,550

Rare 'Fantasy' Vanity Set

Origin United States, New York
Period 19th Century
Materials Hand-Hammered, Pearled, Sterling Silver
Condition Good.
Creation Date circa 1890
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description An American Aesthetic Movement sterling silver vanity set, comprising a hair brush and hand mirror, in the ‘Fantasy’ pattern (#1250), designed by Charles Osborne for Whiting Co. around 1890 in the Japonesque taste.

Both of these items feature a hand-hammered finish with the allover swirled repoussé “pearling” decoration in the nautical taste, a technique for which Osborne is well-known. Each piece is fully hallmarked with the design number, firm’s mark and “STERLING.”

Mirror: 9 ½” long, 5 ¼” wide
Brush: 9” long, 2 ¾” wide
Styles / Movements Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 254400
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