French Faience Inkwell with Lion

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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
Address
Trianon Antiques
By appointment only
Pembroke MA 02359
US
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(617) 863-8051
1stdibs Dealer since 2007 Located in Pembroke, MA
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