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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Date of Manufacture
circa 1850 or Earlier
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 consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
4.5 in. H x 10 in. W x 7.75 in. D
11 cm H x 25 cm W x 20 cm D
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