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Rare Antique French Sterling Silver 6 Inkwell, Classical or Empire Style Laurel

Rare Antique French Sterling Silver 6 Inkwell, Classical or Empire Style Laurel
Rare Antique French Sterling Silver 6 Inkwell, Classical or Empire Style Laurel
Rare Antique French Sterling Silver 6 Inkwell, Classical or Empire Style Laurel
Rare Antique French Sterling Silver 6 Inkwell, Classical or Empire Style Laurel
Rare Antique French Sterling Silver 6 Inkwell, Classical or Empire Style Laurel
Rare Antique French Sterling Silver 6 Inkwell, Classical or Empire Style Laurel
Rare Antique French Sterling Silver 6 Inkwell, Classical or Empire Style Laurel
Rare Antique French Sterling Silver 6 Inkwell, Classical or Empire Style Laurel
Rare Antique French Sterling Silver 6 Inkwell, Classical or Empire Style Laurel

Rare Antique French Sterling Silver 6 Inkwell, Classical or Empire Style Laurel    Rare Antique French Sterling Silver 6 Inkwell, Classical or Empire Style Laurel
Rare Antique French Sterling Silver 6 Inkwell, Classical or Empire Style Laurel Garland. All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. No reproduction without prior written consent. We'll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our'Favorites' customers. Very fine & rare antique French hallmarked sterling silver 6 wide single desk top inkwell, a lovely piece with remnants of an 18k gold'vermeil' finish, ornate Classical or Empire style laurel band & garland pattern or decoration and attached tray base! We're always on the lookout for great old inkwells and writing pieces but most of what you find in sterling are English pieces, very rarely do we come across a French made piece for some reason. This just happens to be one though, just in from France and gorgeous! The inkwell itself in an urn or baluster shape with acorn style finial and laurel garland draped around the body.

You can see some signs of the vermeil finish remaining in the recessed areas, but most of it has been polished off and so it's nearly entirely with a silver appearance. Several spots where it bears the French Minerve or Minerva hallmark, the tiny number "1" within those marks means the entire piece is in. 950 silver 95% pure and higher than the. 925 standard for "sterling" silver.

The silversmith marks are only partially legible, a star with "H", so it's impossible (or nearly so) for me to find a definitive reference to the maker or narrow down the date of manufacture. A truly wonderful & rare treasure, don't miss it! There is a faint dimple in the pen tray base just above the left side ball foot but no other dents, damage or repairs to note. There is a faint bit of visible 18k gold'vermeil' in the recessed areas and I'm not sure if it was originally entirely vermeil.

It is missing an inner glass ink pot. See pictures for weight and measurements. We're easy to deal with.

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We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. _gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). The item "Rare Antique French Sterling Silver 6 Inkwell, Classical or Empire Style Laurel" is in sale since Friday, October 12, 2018.

This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Inkwells". The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Age: 1850-1899
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Material: Sterling Silver
  • Featured Refinements: Silver Inkwell
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: France

Rare Antique French Sterling Silver 6 Inkwell, Classical or Empire Style Laurel    Rare Antique French Sterling Silver 6 Inkwell, Classical or Empire Style Laurel