27 - 28 June 2006
[SHAVING KIT.] Spain, 18th century.
240 x 190 x 43 mm. Red gilt-decorated morocco over wooden board book-form box, lettered "Arte de Remoza" on spine, silver clasps and catches, hinged to reveal inner carved compartments containing 4 steel straight-razors with tortoise-shell handles, a tortoise-shell and silver-bound mirror, a tortoise-shell and silver comb, scissors, scent bottle and strop. Provenance: purchased from Emil Offenbacher, 7 April 1962.
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