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Fitted with fifteen toilet items

including a shaving brush in a cylinder and a travelling ink-well

Made in France. .950 silver.

Marked with the French silver guaranty mark of Minerva with #1 for silver of the first grade.

 

Dom Pedro visited his cousin, the Emperor Franz Joseph II, in Vienna during his tour of Europe in 1871 and this toilet set was most probably made for him at that time.

 

 

PEDRO II
He was the last ruler of the Empire of Brazil
which he ruled for 58 years.
Historians regard him as the greatest Brazilian.

He was the grandson of Franz Joseph Karl, the King
of Austria-Hungary and first cousin of Napoleon II
of France.

Under his leadership of the constitutional monarchy slavery was abolished and Brazil had a period of strong economic growth. He was a patron of the arts and sciences and corresponded with the major intellectuals
of his age. In 1889 the monarchy was overthrown and
Pedro left to live in France where he died.

Pedro was highly regarded by the people of Brazil
who saw his reign as a model of good government.
His remains were returned to Brazil in 1921.

Detail of box lid with engine turned ground and scroll border reserve with "PEDRO II"

   

Leather box made in Vienna.

Marked

FRANZ HIESS & SOHNE WIEN

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