12 June 2006
AN ITALIAN SILVER INKSTAND
The shaped oval stand with foliate and rocaille rim, on four openwork scroll and rocaille motif feet, fitted with inkpot, sander and central bell, each chased with leaves, the bell with a baluster handle, marked underneath base and under containers
11½ in. (29.3 cm.) long
30 oz. (930 gr.)
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Two very similar examples are illustrated in Guiseppe Morazzoni, Argenterie Genovesi, Milan, undated, pl. 217 and 218.
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