The Marchioness of Crewe's travelling case, S.T. Dupont, Paris, circa 1925
600 - 800 GBP
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- The Marchioness of Crewe's travelling case, S.T. Dupont, Paris, circa 1925
- leather, metal, enamel, tortoiseshell
the black leather case lined with red, divided into many compartments and complete with gilt-metal and black lacquer implements: three scent bottles, two brushes, one powder compact, a shoe horn and two manicure tools, with a marquess's coronet, a larger compact with 'Peggy' in facsimile, a tortoiseshell manicure tool, and two leather boxes
In 1872, Simon Tissot Dupont opened a lugagge and leather goods workshop destinated to the nobility and eminent politicians. In 1947, he received commission from the French president Vincent Auriol for a custom-made travel case as a wedding gift for Princess Elizabeth. The Marchioness probably acquired this elegant travelling case when her husband was British Ambassador to France (1922-1928).