9 June 2009
A FRENCH ORMOLU AND GERMAN PORCELAIN ENCRIER
19TH CENTURY, ASSEMBLED FROM VARIOUS ELEMENTS, THE SWAN AND PORCELAIN SCREEN 18TH CENTURY
With a swan and a hinged pierced inkwell and a candlenozzle, with loose framed porcelain screen, with museum accession number 'B184.108.40.206', the screen impressed to reverse '^ 5 S'
13 in. (33 cm.) high, 8 in. (20.5 cm.) wide (2)
Ailsa Mellon Bruce.
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