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April 5, 2014 10:00 AMCalender

Three Inkwells

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2715B Location: Boston Date / Time: April 05, 2014 10:00AM


Three Inkwells, 19th century, an English Perry & Co. stoneware syphon inkwell with beaded rims and impressed factory marks, ht. 4 1/2; French porcelain inkwell with metal mount inscribed "Encrier F.C.J. Paris A Pompe," floating porcelain insert to central cavity, two pen rests, and circular reservoir, ht. 4 3/8; and Italian carved green serpentine marble inkwell, squat urn-form with border of egg and dart molding interrupted by three Spaniel heads, over lobed body, on three paw feet, with porcelain insert, ht. 3 in.
Estimate $700-900

syphon inkwell with large hairline crack to body and spout and chips to rim and foot rim. French porcelain inkwell in good condition. All internal components are present. Marble inkwell with repairs and inpainting to two feet. Porcelain insert maybe replaced.

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English Perry & Co., metal mount, Paris