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    Sale 5899

    Christie's Interiors

    13 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 258

    AN AMERICAN SILVER INKSTAND

    MAKER'S MARK ONLY OF I.SMITH, PROBABLY FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY, ALSO BEARING LATER FRENCH CONTROL MARKS

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    AN AMERICAN SILVER INKSTAND
    MAKER'S MARK ONLY OF I.SMITH, PROBABLY FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY, ALSO BEARING LATER FRENCH CONTROL MARKS
    The rectangular base mounted with an inkwell and pounce pot flanking a compartment for sealing wax, the latter surmounted by a bell, on four paw feet
    11 in. (28 cm.) wide; 6¾ in. (17.3 cm.) deep; 9½ in. (24.3 cm.) high
    57 oz. (1767 gr.)


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