Vintage French Dupont Vanity for BORGIA, Paris, c.1950-60, Pristine S D Monogram
We've had a number of these vanity sets, c.1950-60s, most made and carrying signature of HERMES, Paris. A few made and with signature of Dupont, who also made them on contract for other fine stores in Paris. This is the first we've seen with the Borgia name and we suspect this case is one made by Dupont. The distant relative of the Dupont company who made these contacted us at one point and confirmed that the family firm did make these for both Hermes and also other companies, so what you essentially have is an HERMES case that is signature for another luxury goods firm, but has the same high fine quality construction and is all but indistinguishable except for the embossment, from those that bring $3000 range (Hermes). That explained, I will tell you that this is the one I have been keeping for myself, since it also has my monogram. But I've reached maximum 'keep it' storage space and must begin to disburse some of the things I've been holding onto. This is one.
The set is in remarkably fine condition for age and type, appears to have been used little if at all. These were often given as gifts. The one you see here has no stains, has original canvas protective cover with leather corner guards, and not even the handle shows any wear. One of the finest of its kind anywhere, and complete with the jars, decanters with stoppers and the boar bristle brushes, all original. The box is leather, and I have one in exact dimensions, color, finish, etc., from HERMES, HERMES embossed - sold separately. The box is lined in celluloid and is for toothbrush, tooth powders/paste and make up, anything that might be a bit messy. One of the finest, with bright brass hardware (exactly like the HERMES ones) that needs no polish to retain the gold finish.
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