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French Faience Inkwell with Lion


An unusual and highly-decorative 19th century French faience inkwell from Normandy, featuring a stylized lion holding a shield with coat of arms, surrounded by a helmet (hollow for holding pens), and a removable castle inkwell. Underneath marked and signed (see attached photo for details).


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  • Place of origin
  • Date of manufacture
    circa 1850 or Earlier
  • Period
  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Good. Good overall, with various minor chips and overall wear to surfaces, consistent with its age and use. A few minor old chips to top of castle inkwell..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Dimensions

    H 4.5 in. x W 10 in. x D 7.75 in.

    H 11.43 cm x W 25.4 cm x D 19.69 cm

  • Seller location
    Pembroke, MA
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