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Egyptian Revival Silver Plate Inkwell - WMF

Egyptian Revival Silver Plate Inkwell - WMF


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Plate: Pre 1910: Item # 1453886

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Here is a wildly over-the-top Egyptian Revival piece, centering Hathor, the goddess of dance, music, and fertility (we love her!). She is wearing big earrings, and the 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 – symbolic of many things in 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.