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Author Topic: Is this a Vanity Set? - ID = Sowerby 2638  (Read 1829 times)

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Offline Fen

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Is this a Vanity Set? - ID = Sowerby 2638
« on: February 13, 2009, 01:59:27 PM »
Can this be called a Vanity set although it only has two chamber type candlesticks and a vase. The vase is held by three stems but there's a hole to see through (if that makes sense) I am trying hard not to ask questions with out researching but I can't find a set with just these three items on it. Any ideas about its origin would be appreciated.  The second picture is the bottom of the tray.

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Re: Is this a Vanity Set?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2009, 03:03:57 PM »
I think the candlesticks and the tray are Sowerby but that the vase is more likely Czechoslovakian. You are missing a pin tray and two or three  lidded bowls. I will check later at home about the Sowerby bit.

PS A chamberstick is generally considered to be a saucered base and handle type.

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Re: Is this a Vanity Set?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2009, 07:40:09 PM »
The rocket vases fetch reasonable prices on ebay, so you got a bargain. The vanity set is a Sowerby 2638 and should have a pin tray and a lidded powder bowl (4 in) for a five piece set plus two smaller lidded pomade bowls for a seven piece set. Date 30s/40s and onward possibly.

Some vanity sets do have vases and/or clocks, but not often English-made ones

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Re: Is this a Vanity Set?
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2009, 01:18:44 AM »
Thank you so much. I will now definately know what to look out for to complete my set. I appreciate your sharing your knowledge. It's great.

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