Group of assorted silver ladies vanity items. Consists of an 8 piece sterling silver dresser set with marks for Robert Wallace & Sons, each piece having an engraved Art Nouveau foliate pattern (no. 5500). Includes a 10-1/2" L hand mirror (lacking glass); hairbrush, large and small clothes brushes, shoe horn, button hook, pin tray, and silver-lidded cut glass dresser jar (2" diam), most pieces monogrammed JRM. Also includes a heavy sterling ladies cigarette case with engraved scroll design and fancy EFS monogram, marked R_Co. (possibly Wallace); two silverplate handled clothes brushes with engraved geometric Art Deco design; a 2" diameter cut glass dresser jar with lid marked sterling; a 4" L tortoiseshell comb with silver plated figural repousse decorated cover; and a powder compact with engraved design on top, marked Sterling. 14 pieces total; 9.21 oz troy total weighable silver. Provenance: estate of Margaret Storck Hart, Buffalo, NY. Condition: All brushes have some dents to sides, hook and horn show oxidation to non-silver elements. Wallace set shows some wear and loss of definition to pattern as well as tarnish residue; Wallace pin tray has two dark spots which will not polish off; Wallace dresser jar lid will not come off, other dresser jar lid has puncture; comb has wear to silver plate; compact mirror is cracked.
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