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American Sterling Silver & Blue Enamel Desk Set C 1920

American Sterling Silver & Blue Enamel Desk Set C 1920


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Sterling: Pre 1920: Item # 1252364

Please refer to our stock # BL294 when inquiring.
 $4,760.00
2016 Holiday Sale
Listed Price $6,800.00
 
Sterling silver and enamel desk set. Made by Theodore W. Foster (formerly Foster & Bailey) in Providence, ca. 1920. This set comprises 12 pieces: 1 letter rack, 1 inkwell, 2 ink blotters, 1 letter opener, 1 pin tray, 1 paper clip, 1 seal, and 4 blotting pad corners.

All pieces have enameled floral garlands or floral baskets on light blue ground patterned with chevrons and zigzags. Also, dark blue frames with scrolls and beading.

Pretty and old fashioned – perfect for a connoisseur of calligraphy or the epistolary arts.

Letter rack rests on 4 beaded bun feet. Inkwell is square clear glass with chamfered corners and cut and acid-etched ornament, and has hinged cover. Ink blotters are stained wood. Pin tray is rectangular with arched ends.

Hallmarked. Excellent condition with good color and patina. Seal is vacant.

Dimensions: Letter rack: H 4 3/4 x W 5 3/4 x D 2 1/8 in. Inkwell: H 4 x W 3 1/8 x D 3 1/8 in. Ink blotters: H 2 x W 4 7/8 x D 2 3/4 in. Letter opener: L 10 in. Pin tray: H 1/4 x W 9 1/4 x D 2 1/2 in. Paper clip: H 1 1/4 x W 1 7/8 x D 3 1/8 in. Seal: H 2 1/4 x D 3/4 in. Blotting pad corners: H 2 1/2 x W 4 1/4 in. BL294