French Faience Inkwell with Lion

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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
    Renaissance
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1850 or Earlier
  • Period
    19th Century
  • Materials and Techniques
    Painted   Ceramic
  • 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
    4.5 in. H x 10 in. W x 7.75 in. D
    11 cm H x 25 cm W x 20 cm D
  • Dealer Location
    Pembroke, MA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU83856064333
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Located in Pembroke, MA

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