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C. F. Hancock Coromandel Travelling Dressing Case with silver quadrant edging.
The interior is fitted with eighteen silver-mounted, cut-glass containers with the silver marked: James Vickery 1861.
The front of the box folds down to reveal a complete set of accoutrements with mother of pearl handles. The lid houses an easel mirror, a removable blotter and hand mirror housed beside an engraved plaque which reads:
" To Mrs. George Turnball as a token of esteem. From the officers of the East Indian Railway. Calcutta March 1862."
The small bottle in the centre of the box has a sprung loaded top which is opened by pressing the small button on the collar. Hidden inside the lid is a portrait photograph of George Turnball.
In 1850 George Turnball was appointed Chief Engineer of the East Indian Railway which comprised of 541 miles from Calcutta to Benares which was constructed between 1851 and 1862. He also designed Calcutta's terminal at Howrah which now has twenty three platforms and boasts the highest train capacity of any station in India.
This vanity box comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key.
United Kingdom £25
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|Height||9.50 inch||(24.13 cm)|
|Width||15.50 inch||(39.37 cm)|
|Depth||11.00 inch||(27.94 cm)|