For sale is an absolutely beautiful 1880s Art Nouveau Floral Filigree & Historical Greek Philosopher Faces Crystal Cut Glass Inkwell and Copper & Brass Stand. Running around the inkwell is a copper band with incredibly detailed floral patterns and five Greek philosophers faces!
This beautiful piece measures:
Inkwell centre diameter: 60.3mm
Inkwell base diameter: 35.2mm
Inkwell stand diameter: 140mm
Inkwell stand height: 40mm
Inkwell and stand height: 94.6mm
Inkwell stand feet diameter: 19.7mm
Inkwell stand centre diameter: 36.2mm
The base of the stand has “Ripley Castle” crudely scratches onto the underneath, and also appears to be signed on the rim. Unfortunately there is two small cracks in the bottom of the inkwell which isn’t noticeable. Unfortunately the inkwell lid is no longer attached (we’re not sure weather or not it was once attached or not because of how it sits in the notch of the inkwell please see photos for more details. The final photo shows this.
This is truely a beautiful piece and we haven’t been able to identify another on the market like this. This will be sent via 1st class signed for and dispatched within two working days.
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