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Brass Inkstand with Emu Egg

Auction:
2850B
Lot:
660
Sold for:
$246$200

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2850B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 10, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Brass Inkstand with Emu Egg, probably Australia, last quarter 19th/first quarter 20th century, ovoid base with chased apron, supporting figures of an emu and kangaroo, with pen rest and matched pen, and inkwell, all surmounted by a carved and decorated emu egg with birds and foliage, on a pedestal stand, ht. 11 in.
Estimate $200-400

In very good condition throughout.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Australia, Dromaius, Emu, Flightless birds, Inkstand, Writing implements

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