Charming Antique French Marble and Ormoly Standish with a young bacchante reclining and reading a book. Circa 1860-70.
Dimensions: 8.25" x 7"
We have a very good looking, rustic, carved inkwell, in the Black Forest style, of a fox sitting on what appears to be either a rock or a log. The inkwell sits in a tree stump and a hollowed-out fallen log serves as a pen tray. Very clever! This dates to the mid to late 1800's and the carving is quite intricate. Condition is very good with just one missing ear tip on the fox and an inexplicable hole in the bottom of the glass inkwell...
A FINE HALCYON DAYS PORCELAIN, GILT STERLING SILVER (VERMEIL), AND GREEN AGATE DESK SEAL IN THE FORM OF A DALMATION DOG. With full hallmarks for sterling silver and with date letter for 1994. Also, the porcelain figure is stamped:HD/ENGLAND (within a rectangle) and SIGNED with the artist's initials (see enlargement 8). The seal measures 2 1/8 inches in height. The figural top is in the form of a seated DALMATION surmounting a sterling silver base with gilt wash...
An absolutely fabulous vintage Art Deco pewter-over-wood sheet pewter inkstand c1920s. This desk set consists of the 8-5/8 x 5-1/2" base, with a fitted glass inkwell, a hand-done optical checkerboard Deco motif (stippled and gloss segments) and a matching 8 x 7/8" letter opener, which rests on one of the two channels on the base (the other is for a pen). Also included is a 5-1/8 x 2-1/8" rocking ink blotter with screw-on knob and checkerboard motif...
A large impressive deskset consisting of two heavy crystal inkwells set into a walnut stand with a pen tray and jockey cap ornament made of brass and enamel. This piece, which dates to the early-mid 1900's, is quite heavy and measures 12" X 7.5". Both of the crystal inkwells have some chips from being dropped at some point. Originally $350.00
Nice old wax seal stamp with a fluted vulcanite handle. The mounts are gold. The top flower decoration and the center band are 18K gold. The wax seal mount is 14K gold. The glass wax seal is DEW (I think). Measures about 2-1/8 inches tall. Excellent condition.
Very fine 18thc Indian elephant ivory letter opener-ornate-beautifully carved-8.5 inches long-no condition problems
Ikeda Masuo (1934-1997) was one of the best known Japanese print makers in the world. He also produced ceramics, bronzes, and was the author of many best selling and award winning books. This piece was made after his design, box is silkscreened with his signature, not handwritten. His pieces are increasingly more difficult to obtain. Dates to early 1990s.
Dimensions:1” (2.6cm) tall,3 1/4” (8.3 cm) in diameter.
A lovely mother of pearl handle seal with a scroll and leaf design. The piece has a decorative gold colored base that holds an amethyst, or amethyst colored glass stone. Seal is carved with initials that are somewhat difficult to decipher. Perhaps MF, or MN. A very attractive small table seal.
Condition: Very nice.
Size: height- 2 1/4 inches.
Nice old wax seal stamp with a fantastic ivory-colored enamel handle. The top and barrel of the handle are decorated with a snake motif. Measures about 3-3/4 inches tall. This is the handle only as the stamp is blank, so you would have to add one for yourself. Excellent condition.
Measurements: TRAY: 12" X 7"
ATTACHED WELLS: 1 1/2" tall x 1 1/2" top diameter
TOTAL HEIGHT: 2 1/2" to the top of the covers
Hand painter over polychrome transfers and in very fine condition except for a small rim chip to the inkwell insert as seen in the photograph. The dark specks in the bottom of the inkwell insert is old ink. Easily removed.
French? from the late 1900's - early 20th c.
Nice old wax seal stamp with a hollow silver handle marked 800. The handle has a nice Arts & Crafts flower decoration. This is probably German, but could be Italian. The silver wax seal is DA (I think). Measures about 2-1/8 inches tall. Excellent condition, with a couple of small dents in the silver handle.
This is a very attractive Art Deco Bakelite writing seal in a rich green color with black and white highlights. Brass seal is not marked and could be engraved with personalized initials.
Size: Height- 3 7/8 inches.
Nice old wax seal stamp with a classic wooden handle. The mounts are brass. The top flower is a lion with paste (glass) eyes and mouth. The brass wax seal is M. Measures about 2-3/8 inches tall. Excellent condition.
Nice old wax seal stamp with a brass barrel decorated with flowers and vines. Measures about 2-5/8 inches tall. This is the handle only as the stamp is blank, so you would have to add one for yourself. Excellent condition.