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Four Metalwork Inkwells

Auction:
2531B
Lot:
173
Sold for:
$533$450

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Auction:
20th Century Design - 2531B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 18, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Four Metalwork Inkwells
Pewter, glass, silver-plate
England, Germany, late 19th/early 20th century
Including a Liberty Tudric inkwell with square hinged lid on square dished base ornamented with round and rectangular plaques of blossoms and scrolls in low relief, ceramic well insert, impressed TUDRIC and numbered 0141, ht. 3 1/4, lg. 6 1/8; Walter Scherf for Osiris inkwell, triangular form decorated with stylized flower stalks in low relief, each set with a round green-blue glass cabochon, hinged domed lid centered with a similar cabochon, fitted with a pottery insert, the interior marked OSIRIS/1021/ISIS, ht. 2 3/4, dia. 3 1/2; Kayzerzinn inkstand with low relief water lilies and a dragonfly, with two inkwells with hinged lids, embossed KAYSERZINN 4256, lacking both glass inserts and one hinge pin, ht. 4 1/2, wd. 13 1/2, dp. 8 1/2; and a WMF silverplate inkstand incorporating pinecones and branches, pen rest, and inkwell with hinged cover and glass insert, engraved inscription on edge, impressed maker's marks on base, ht. 2, wd. 7 1/4, dp. 2 1/2 in.
Estimate $875-1,225

Keywords

Germany, United Kingdom, ISIS, Walter Scherf, Glass, Inkstand, Inkwell, Writing instruments

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