THE HEIGHT OF LUXURY… The elements that surround antique dolls can be just as precious as the dolls themselves….and sometimes just as important. Certainly that is the case with this historic doll accessory from Au Nain Bleu. This 4” by 5.5” doll size Travel Case is a true gem for your Fashion or your Bebe. In excellent condition, it is signed in gold; AU NAIN BLEU // PARIS // 27, BVD. DES CAPUCINES.
Made of the finest leather and tinted a deep rich burgundy color it is complete with its burnished hardware and leather carry handle. Within, it contains a matching piece with ribboned belts to contain assorted sundries - grooming, sewing or otherwise. There is also a miniature comb in its own matching leather case. The Nêcessaire is displayed here with a 24” EJ.A bebe. It need not be used with a doll for its gorgeous quality and luxurious charm to be appreciated. How fortunate that all 3 pieces have remained together all these years. It most certainly deserves to be under glass where you keep your other precious Etrennes and assorted delights.
FIT FOR A KING’S DAUGHTER…This charming eccentricity has a glorious past. It was once displayed at Vera Kramer’s museum in England . Vera was a devoted collector and fancied all kinds of dolls. I recall, in particular, one Christmas years ago receiving a ' pudding doll ' from her in the mail . I thought to myself…‘how traditionally British'.
The museum, now disbanded was punctuated with many important provenances. This piece was identified with a paper label for museum display as belonging to : ‘The King of Spain’s Daughter’. It makes perfect sense chronologically since King Alfonso of Spain while living in exile spent time in both France and Italy. He had several daughters. The King and his family were no strangers to luxury…just the kind of clientele to whom Au Nain Bleu catered. Surely there is a princess in your life or in your doll vitrine that would do it justice ! And besides that, you might possibly become only the third owner of this uniquely rare and important doll accessory.
YOU CAN CUSTOMIZE YOUR LAYAWAY: Give this museum piece the perfect home for the perfect doll and you might possibly be only the third owner of this historic piece. E-MAIL US or CALL US at: 212-787-7279…24 hours a day…7 days a week….to arrange the layaway or answer any questions you may have.
MARKS: Embossed in gold lettering underneath: Au Nain Bleu // Paris // 27, Bvd. des Capucines…along with the inventory museum sticker.
CONDITION: Virtually unused with the slightest incidental occasional wear. There is a sliding clasp..no key.
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