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Lot 6: Louis Vuitton, Suitcase Alzer 80, Paris, 20th C.
October 25, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Canvas with monogram pattern, brown cow leather, brass fittings, linen
Paris, France, 20th Century
Louis Vuitton, established 1854 - French luxury goods company
Lock with engraving 'LOUIS VUITTON / MADE IN FRACE' and series number '153920', rivets with 'LOUIS VUITTON', snap clasps with logo 'LV'
Rectangular suitcase with revolving monogram pattern, a leather handle, brass fittings, snap clasps as well as central lock
Interior with movable inlay and adjustable linen straps
Dimensions: c. 80 x 22 x 52 cm
The suitcase is in age-related condition. The outer edges show usual traces of wear, the surface with some scratches. The fittings and clasps are corroded and rubbed consiting witg age. Slightly soiled inside. The dimensions of c. 80 x 22 x 52 cm.
Louis Vuitton (since 1854)
Louis Vuitton (1821-1892) started his training as a bag maker at suitcase manufacturer Monsieur Maréchal in 1837 in Paris. This was essential in times of rough luggage transport on carriages, steam boats or trains. He opened his own shop in 1854 under the name of Louis Vuitton Malletier in Rue Neuve-des-Capucines 4. His modern dirt-resistant and waterproof products were of such good quality, that they were soon in high demand. The frameworks of the trunks were made from wood and metal constructions. 1886 Georges Vuitton (1857-1936), son of the company’s founder, invented the revolutionary locking system that is still used today. The patentedTumber Lock protects the trunk’s content from theft with an innovative locking system with two spring caps. When Louis Vuitton died in 1892, Georges took over the company. It was him who designed and established the iconic LV monogram. The luxury brand is popular worldwide and is one of the leading companies of the world of fashion. (kre)
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