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Egyptian Revival Silver Plate Inkwell by WMF

Egyptian Revival Silver Plate Inkwell by WMF


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Plate: Pre 1910: Item # 1437304

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Here is a delightful and over the top Egyptian Revival piece, centering Hathor, the goddess of dance, music, and fertility (we love her!). She is wearing big earrings, and her usual headdress. She seems to have a flower in her hair, and in front of her there is greenery tied by a ribbon with a bow (we can’t tell if it’s laurel or mistletoe). The ink pots (glass inserts are not present) have winged hearts on them, and are surmounted by crescent moons – symbols from many cultures. It measures 8-1/2 x 7 x 4-1/2” tall. The marks are blurry, but seem to be WMF / IO / OX, and a couple letters that are not quite legible. (WMF: "Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik" – see Wikipedia for more information.) In an inconspicuous place there is a very small hole in the metal - we took a photo with blue paper behind it to make it visible. The photo magnifies it quite a lot; it is only 1/8” wide, and it took us a long time to notice it at all. In overall excellent condition, and circa 1900. The photos are part of the description – please examine them carefully. Thanks! We do lay-away. Shipping, handling, and insurance within the USA included.
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