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German Silver Inkstand

Auction:
2542B
Lot:
691
Sold for:
$1,185$1,000

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2542B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 09, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

German Silver Inkstand, early 18th century, possibly Leipzig, maker's mark TK, oblong, with molded rim, mounted with an inkwell, and fitted with a matching sander, on small scrolled feet, bearing presentation engraving dated 1728, wd. 8 1/2 in., approx. 11 troy oz.

Note: Presentation inscription in Dutch from "Princes Maria Louisa" and dated 1728.
Estimate $400-600

the inkwell repaired to base of body and lid fixed in place. stand and sander with some age wear, and light wear to engraving. Engraving possibly slightly later.
sold with two sterling pen-shaped pointers.

Keywords

Leipzig, Engraving, Inkstand, Inkwell, Sander, Writing instruments

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