A large suitcase of coffee colour leather, with leather straps and with black and claret paited owner's stripes, monogrammed R.F., the interior fitted with a tray and labelled H.J. Cave and Sons 'Osilite' trademark--31.5 x 18 x 11in. (80 x 46 x 26cm.); another matching smaller case--29 x 17 x 10in. (74 x 43 x 25.5cm.); and a smaller lightweight case, the interior labelled as above--24 x 13.75 x 6in. (61 x 35 x 15cm.), 1930s (3)

Lot 274 / Sale 8648
<b>a large suitcase of coffee colour leather</b>, with leather straps and with black and claret paited owner's stripes, monogrammed <i>r.f.</i>, the interior fitted with a tray and labelled <i>h.j. cave and sons 'osilite' trademark--31.5 x 18 x 11in. (80 x 46 x 26cm.)</i>; another matching smaller case--<i>29 x 17 x 10in. (74 x 43 x 25.5cm.)</i>; and a smaller lightweight case, <i>the interior labelled as above--24 x 13.75 x 6in. (61 x 35 x 15cm.), 1930s</i> 	 (3)

Price Realized £81
($133)
Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

Estimate
  • £25 - £200
  • ($41 - $330)

Sale Information Sale 8648
Costume and Textiles
25 January 2000
London, South Kensington

Lot Description A large suitcase of coffee colour leather, with leather straps and with black and claret paited owner's stripes, monogrammed R.F., the interior fitted with a tray and labelled H.J. Cave and Sons 'Osilite' trademark--31.5 x 18 x 11in. (80 x 46 x 26cm.); another matching smaller case--29 x 17 x 10in. (74 x 43 x 25.5cm.); and a smaller lightweight case, the interior labelled as above--24 x 13.75 x 6in. (61 x 35 x 15cm.), 1930s (3)

Provenance These cases belonged to the celebrated opera singer Ruth Fraser (known as Ruth Vincent).

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