CUSTOM TIFFANY & Co. GENTLEMAN’S SET w Engraved HOPKINS & ALLEN XL Revolver
Amazing Personalized Tiffany Traveling Kit!
Here we present a Very Rare Tiffany & Co. Customized Gentleman’s Traveling Kit, including an Engraved Hopkins & Allen XL Revolver, made in Norwich, Connecticut circa the 1870s-1880s.
This kit is something that an upper-middle class businessman might have purchased or been gifted to carry around his effects while traveling by horse, carriage, railroad or steamer in the late-19th Century. The case is trimmed in black pebble-grain leather with brass hardware. Being made by Tiffany & Co., you know this is high-quality merchandise. The case itself appears to have been made in Paris. The case is marked “TIFFANY & Co. NEW-YORK”. Each piece is monogrammed with the initials “HMKS”: the disappearing handle on the top of the case, the lid to each container, as well as the right grip panel. Each lid is silver plated and there are glass containers for everything from soap to cologne to shaving supplies. Everything is fitted and everything is in its place: even the revolver has a fitted and somewhat hidden compartment under the front flat compartment. This also houses a now empty cartridge box and there is room for another. The set is entirely personalized. This XL Revolver is dressed to the nines with New York style scroll engraving, monogrammed ivory grips and a silver-plate finish with gold-plate accents on the hammer and within the cylinder flutes. Additional items within include a small folding knife as well as a straight razor
The overall condition of this set is fine. The action of the revolver is strong and tight. The bore remains in good shape with strong rifling. Nice, original silver finish with a good amount of gold plating. The grips are smooth and solid and in great condition. The Tiffany case and vessels are very fine. The key is absent. The straight razor’s handle has deteriorated and does not appear to have been original to the set as sold by Tiffany. However, it is still sharp. This is an epic set by Tiffany & Co. that is a wonderful heirloom from a time gone by, when one traveled by literal horsepower and steam.
This is a legitimate antique and not a reproduction.
Barrel is 2-1/2 inches.
Caliber: .32 Rimfire
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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