1 of 11 images

French Faience Inkwell with Lion

About

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).

Details

  • In the Style Of
  • 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
  • Seller reference number
    #2069
  • Reference number
    LU83856064333

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

Top Seller
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2007
Typical response time: 2 hrs
Located in Pembroke, MA
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries

More From This Seller
NaN

French Louis XVI Style Marble and Gilt Bronze I...

French Inkwells

Bronze, Ormolu, Marble

Rouge marble and gilt bronze inkwell with seated angel, in the neoclassical style, signed "Francois Flamand".

NaN

Pair of Italianate Faience Urns Supported by Be...

French Vases

Pair of unusual urns or jardinieres in Nevers faience pottery. The campagna form urns are supported by three bearded men ("Barbieri"). There is a paper label which reads "Vieux Neve...

NaN

French Chinoiserie Jardinière with Gilt Bronze ...

French Planters and Jardinieres

Bronze, Porcelain

A very high quality, eye-catching 19th century, French, jardinière in blue and white porcelain with Chinoiserie scene featuring a pagoda, birds and river under a bridge. The gilt bro...

NaN / set

Pair of French Bronze Marly Horses

Guillaume Coustou

French Sculptures

Bronze

Pair of 19th century French patinated bronze sculptures of the Marly horses. These two sculptures were modeled after the large marble sculptures representing wild horses restrained b...

You May Also Like
NaN

Inkwell Early 19th Century French Faience

French Inkwells

Early 19th century French faience inkwell. Rare to find faience in such good condition. All original.

NaN

Antique Paul Milet French Faience Inkwell with ...

Paul Milet

French Inkwells

Bronze, Faience

An antique French inkwell in glazed faience with contrasting ormolu mounts and lid in the French Neoclassical style, designed by Paul Jean Milet (1870-1950) for the Paul Milet Potter...

NaN

Large 19th Century French Pewter Inkwell with L...

French Inkwells

Pewter

This beautiful, antique inkwell was created in France, circa 1880. The desk accessory is made of pewter and sits on four small curved feet. The office essential features a proud lion...

NaN Sale Price
22% Off

French Papier Mâché Inkwell in Faux Malachite w...

French Inkwells

French papier mâché inkwell in faux malachite with ormolu mounts, integral pen tray, bun feet, original glass bottle with hinged top fitted to felt depression, 19th century.

NaN

Thomas Sergent Palissy Ware 19th Century Inkwell

Thomas Victor Sergent

French Inkwells

Earthenware

Sergent’s specialty was large pieces decorated with nearly lifesize crustaceans, although he produced many smaller works as well : vases, tobacco jar, plates, jardinières, cups. He ...

NaN

French Large Baccarat Inkwell

Baccarat

French Inkwells

Glass, Brass

Large French glass inkwell in a swirl design with brass hinged ball-shaped cover. Not signed but very likely by Baccarat. Weight: 5 lbs.

NaN

French Empire Porcelain Inkwell

French Inkwells

Brass, Porcelain

A French Empire period porcelain and brass gravity feed inkwell, complete with all internal parts, circa 1810. Signed "Bocquet" on top.

NaN Sale Price
20% Off

French Empire-Style Desk Inkwell

French Inkwells

Metal

This 1890s, French Empire-style desk inkwell features a steel plate with a metal ink case. The metal ink box is adorned with a woman extending from a rock formation. Inside the box t...