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Inkwells in Redware, Porcelain, and Marble
4/12/2014 - Americana: Live Salesroom Auction
19th century. An assembled group of three inkwells including a redware example of conical form with an applied handle, a porcelain inkwell with a removable lid and porcelain liner, fitted within a circular tray with three applied pen rests and decorated with gilt lines and stylized floral designs, and a marble inkwell with a matching lid and glass liner, retaining a label printed Found near the Lazard. / CORNISH / SERPENTINE MARBLE. / From J. E. DREW, / Near the Queen's Hotel, / FOLLY, PENZANCE; largest ht. 3.75 in.

Provenance:  
From the Estate of Kenneth Erwin, Portland, Michigan


Condition:  
Redware inkwell with some small chips and glaze loss. Porcelain inkwell with wear to gilding and a crack. Marble inkwell with some tiny chips near rim.
Sold: $90.00
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