• Hearts of Oak auction at Christies

    Sale 5982

    Hearts of Oak

    2 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 334

    AN ENGLISH PORCELAIN TROMPE L'OEIL INKSTAND AND COVER AND A PAIR OF STAFFORDSHIRE PORCELAIN INKSTANDS

    CIRCA 1830-50, THE FIRST WITH MANGANESE PATTERN NO. 1936

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    AN ENGLISH PORCELAIN TROMPE L'OEIL INKSTAND AND COVER AND A PAIR OF STAFFORDSHIRE PORCELAIN INKSTANDS
    CIRCA 1830-50, THE FIRST WITH MANGANESE PATTERN NO. 1936
    The inkstand modelled as an orange with leaf finial, the interior with a removable well and three pen apertures, supported on a gilt-line starburst dish encrusted with coloured flowers and leaves; the pair of inkwells modelled as three purple-striped tulip blossoms flanking two pierced apertures, each on an oval base on three paw feet
    The first approx. 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) wide (3)


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