TIFFANY STUDIOS, ETC., SEVEN DESK ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING: TIFFANY STUDIOS BRONZE BLOTTER ENDS WITH BLOTTER, PATTERN 999, PIERCED ENDS WITH GRAPE AND VINE MOTIF LAID OVER VARIGATED GREEN GLASS, BOTH BLOTTERS WITH MAKER...Tiffany Studios, etc., seven desk accessories, including: Tiffany Studios bronze blotter ends with blotter, pattern 999, pierced ends with grape and vine motif laid over varigated green glass, both blotters with maker's mark, wear consistent with age including heavy wear to blotter, cracks observed to glass, sold as found, overall: 19" h. x 24 1/2" w.; along with six smaller items: brass double ink well, two clear glass cups, stamped "4859"; brass blotter with enameled purple flowers with loss; metal footed dish with tortoiseshell type finish and mounted cold-painted bronze hare at center, beaded border, scratches and bends, 5 1/2" diam.; Birmingham silver inkwell with hined lid and etched linear decoration, non- non silver base, dents; double inkwell made from coal with both polished and rough edges; and a 19th C. Staffordshire type inkwell set with dog figure at center, damaged, all pieces with wear consistent with age and use including minor damages, all sold as found.
George V Sterling Silver Ink Stand, London, 1919-20, Lionel Alfred Crichton, maker, the scallop-edged stand with two pen trays and two square ink wells with inset glass and engraved armorials to the top, raised on spade feet, lg. 9 3/4 in., approx. 23.2 troy oz. Estimate $400-600 In good overall conditon with no dents or repairs, only very minor usage wear abrasions. The glass insets with minor nicks. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.
Sale 442 Lot 149
A Silver Plate and Glass Inkwell Set rectangular form with pierced gallery, two ink wells, pen holder area and a hinged lidded cut glass vessel. Length 8 1/2 x width 5 inches 20-40
Eleven pieces of sterling and glass items, including: sterling basket with glass insert 7” dia., four sterling or sterling handled knives 8” - 11.5”, mother of pearl opera glasses, square glass ink well with sterling lid 4”H, sterling match case2.5”L, and more. Condition: crack to glass basket insert CT Transfer Fee $10
DRESSER JAR, SCENT BOTTLES AND FRENCH INK WELL: 1) Large brilliant cut glass dresser jar with sterling top, monogrammed, 4''h. 2) Sterling overlay green glass scent bottle, monogrammed, 4 1/2''h. 3) French faience hinge top ink bottle with insert, 5''h. x 3 1/2''. 4) Miniature 3 1/4'' clear glass sterling overlay scent bottle.CONDITION: The miniature bottle does have a stress mark in the neck.
SIX COLLECTIBLES: Steuben gold art glass perfume marked DeVilbiss underfoot height 5.50''; Italian scent bottle and covered box with mille-flori cover; Czech blue and clear cut glass perfume; small French perfume and a late 19th century ink shaped glass ink well. The pieces are in good overall condition with light to moderate wear throughout. The black and gold perfume is missing the stopper. The cut glass perfume has a few chips.
An Edwardian silver ink stand with cut crystal silver top ink well, mounted on a heart shaped gadroon rim stand on ball feet. Chester 1901
Gorham Athenic Ink Standearly 20th century shaped copper stand having two glass lined ink wells Art Nouveau sterling overlay stamped on the bottom.2 x 13.25 x 6 in.Flea bites to glass well rims; monogrammed; lid interiors with verdigris.Property of a Charleston SC Collection
COLLECTION OF THREE HARRACH GLASS BALL INK WELLS: A collection of three late nineteenth century iridescent Harrach glass ball ink wells having stacking sphere form with brass collars. From the estate of Louis M. S. Beal, a noted interior designer. Ht: 6. 25" (largest)
AN INK STAND of oval form, the two lidded ink wells with clear glass liners, dished base with moulded pen rest, 8" wide, Birmingham 1915
A collection of six writing related Mauchline ware, comprising standing letter rack-Hastings Castle, jockey cap and horse shoe shaped ink well-The Pier, South End, horse shoe shaped ink stand with a pressed glass well-The Parade, Skegness, a wall mounted 2-tier letter rack-The Pier and view, Llandudno, two book marks-Weston-super-Mare from the Pier, a book mark-Esplanade and Pier, South Sea
(15 PCS) EARLY INKWELLS & DESK ITEMS Including: (2) Cast iron inkwell and pen holders, with glass ink inserts, smaller with brass base, 4 1/4" high, 8 1/2" wide and 4" high, 5" diam., smaller has losses to top of pen rack; Rustic log form inkwell - pen holder, with twig pen rack, 5" high, 5 3/4" wide; Iron pen holder, 4 7/8" high, 3 3/4" wide; 18th c. turned wooden sander, 2 3/4" high, 2 3/4" diam., base edge chip; Brass inkwell embossed Germany on base, 1 7/8" high, 6" wide, missing ink bottle; Cast brass inkwell, 2" high, 4 3/4" wide, missing ink bottle; Wood and leather desk stand, with glass ink bottle, brass oval lidded storage area, 1 1/4" high, 6 3/4" wide, brass lid detached, leather top loose; Porcelain inkstand with inkwell and sander, 2" high, 4 1/2" wide, ink well liner edge chips; Iron mounted glass inkwell with weighted lid, 3 1/2" high, 5 1/4" wide; (4) Assorted single metal inkwells, three leather covered, 1 1/2" to 1 3/4" high, approx. 2" wide, surface wear, liner chips; and Stone pen holder, 2" high, 1 1/2" wide; PLUS (6) feathers, one cut as a quill.
Two Antique Folk Art Carved Wood Boxesthe first a hand carved hinged ink well in the form of a Boxer dog with shirt and collar and inset glass eyes interior with glass bottle (6 x 4.75 in.); the second a well executed wood carved tobacco box in the form of an old shoe and dress sock hinged lid (5 x 8.5 x 3 in.).Property of a Charleston SC Collection
Group 4 Bradley and Hubbard Art Deco Ink Wells Bradley and Hubbard Manufacturing Company (American (Connecticut), 1852-1940), first quarter 20th century. A group of four Arts & Crafts / Art Deco brass inkwells comprising a square open inkwell with milk glass insert (approximately 1.87" x 4.12"); two lidded inkwells with clear glass inserts ((approximately 1.87" x 5") and a lidded inkwell with pen rest, no insert ((approximately 2" x 5.75" x 10"). Each marked with triangle logo.
A COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE GLASS AND CERAMICS AS FOUND: The hand painted Meissen vase (damage), Italian glass, Bohemian glass, Studio Glass, Gouda ink well (damage), Steuben figure with lost ear and other items offered as a group. . Measure from 2. 25 to 16 inches. . Provenance: The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. . We happily provide seamless in-house packing and shipping services on nearly everything we sell. Condition Good condition, with the exception of those noted as damaged in the description.
TWO 1920'S DESK SETS. The first with nine pieces: ink well desk clock hand blotter calendar pen tray letter opener and holder shot glass with metal tipped quill matching metal blotter corners 15'' by 20''; together with four piece Deco set having letter opener letter holder with calendar insert blotter metal corners pen holder 11'' by 21''. The sets show moderate wear from use with some discolorations and the mats have tears and wear.
A silver capstan ink well the tortoiseshell top with inlaid Irish harp Birmingham 1916 together with a glass ink well.
Group of eight vintage trinket collection, including: Jay Strongwater bejeweled frame, Giommet cloisonné ink well, crystal glass inkwell, hardstone salt bow, Chinese porcelain boudoir box, cloisonné jar, etched floral cameo, and small cloisonné pendant pill box; overall good condition, age wear, surface wear, surface soiling, flaws, losses; largest H 3" (Approx.)
YTORTOISESHELL VENEERED AND IVORY BANDED CIGAR BOX EARLY 20TH CENTURY of rectangular form, the hinged lid opening to reveal a sandalwood interior, 19.5cm wide; together with a FAUX TORTOISESHELL INK STAND, with a pen tray, pen, and silver mounted cut glass ink well, hallmark CD, London, 1922, stand 26.5cm wide (2) Estimate £ 350-450. Sold for £438 (buyer's premium included)
Three 19th C. desk accessories: French porcelain inkwell, pierced china inkwell guarded by pair of kneeling female Eastern figures depicted bare-breasted and turbaned, all on yellow and black checkered oval-shaped pedestal, left figure with repaired neck, missing metal collar to left inkwell, 6 1/2" h.; papier mâché ink stand, ebonized with mother-of-pearl inlay, two glass ink wells missing lids and missing third container allocated for central well, oblong molded pen rest in front, with dedication message from 1863 affixed underside base, 8" w. x 5 3/8" d.; and ink stand, cast-metal terrier figurine mounted to the left of hinged stone ink well, tan-colored marble plinth raised on three feet, with pen rest, some chips to edges and corners, 3 1/2" h., expected surface wear throughout.
English Black Lacquer & MOP Ink Well English, late 19th century. A black lacquer ink well inlaid with mother of pearl in a floral motif, with two glass ink bottles and bun feet. Apparently unmarked. Approximate height 3", width 11', depth 8".
A 19th century continental opaque white glass ink stand with painted pink and red floral garland swag and ribbon decoration, fitted with a pair of ink wells, a pair of candle holders and with single drawer to front
English Dog Motif Ink Well English, late 19th/early 20th century. A glass ink well, having a brass top with a reverse painted Essex crystal style dog cabochon. Apparently unmarked. Approximate height 2.75", width 1.875", depth 1.875".
Amber glass ink well with brass lid and applied cherub from the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City. Unmarked. Two chips to the glass ink well. 2 3/4" tall by 2 3/4" wide.
STERLING SILVER & OVERLAY GLASS DESK ITEMSA Collection of Sterling Silver and Sterling Silver Overlay Glass Desk Top Items: Ink wells, one with red glass, calendars, chamber stick, clocks, blotter corners and a quill holder. Weighable silver 16 ozt. (lot)
Dimensions: Stick 3 1/2" H x 7" W (English Victorian), smallest clock by Tiffany 2 1/2" Dia.
Property from a major private collection of art nouveau silver
Backings to clocks and calendar in poor shape or lacking, clocks not tested for running order, calendar months incomplete or missing, small dent to top of one inkwell, one inkwell and calendar monogrammed, red glass well lacks interior stopper.
VICTORIAN STATIONARY BOX & INKSTAND Late 19th c. Brass Mounted Burl Walnut Desk Stand, with chased brass embellishments, consisting of a stationary box with hinged lid and interior fitted with silk covered divided insert, set on an inkstand fitted with two pyramid form clear crystal ink bottles and pen well (with sterling handled letter opener and Gorham silver dip pen #140), single front drawer, set on four wooden button form feet, 9" high, 11 7/8" x 9 1/8". Repaired lid break and chip to one ink bottle, other bottle has lid chip; surface wear, small base edge molding loss.
Vintage Glass Ink Well w/ Hinged LidFrom the estate is a very nice vintage clear glass ink well with attached hinged lid. It is in excellent collectible condition.
Glass & sterling ink well and scent bottle 1) Victorian paneled glass ink bottle with sterling cat’s head stopper, maker initials DB, probably David Bridge, London, 1892-93, with import mark, 3 7/8 in. H., and 2) Pressed and cut glass globular scent bottle with sterling silver hinged top, Birmingham, 1927-28, 5 ½ in. H.
first quarter 19th century
Fitted with drawer, turned carrying handle, two pen wells and two glass ink bottles.
length 12 1/4in
Art Deco desk accessory, red marble ink stand, double hinged block ink wells on rectangular plinth fitted with pen tray and raised on four brass bun feet, two glass ink wells, front right bun foot repaired, some looseness to right ink well hinge, expected surface wear including shall flakes, 5" h. x 12 3/4" w. x 8 3/4" d.
Two bronze Art Nouveau desk accessories: first an owl form ink well with pen rest, hinged owl head opens to reveal replaced hexagonal glass well, 3 5/8" h. x 9" w. x 6 1/2" d.; and second a vide poche in form of dancing figure with stylized butterfly wings, 9 1/4" w., expected surface wear throughout.
ENGLISH OAK LETTER BOX Allover decorated with plated silver mounts, the top inset with two crystal ink bottles and recessed pen wells, with an arched handled to the center, the front panel hinged, opening ...
Estimate: 300.00 - 500.00
A THREE-PIECE TIFFANY AND CO. BRONZE AND STAINED GLASS ...A THREE-PIECE TIFFANY AND CO. BRONZE AND STAINED GLASS DESK SET
comprising a ink blotter, inkwell and compartment box, all stamped with with Tiffany Studios New York and model number; blotter: 7 x 15 cm (2 3/4 x 5 7/8 in.), ink well: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.), compartment: 5.5 x 10.5 cm (2 1/8 x 4 1/8 in.)
Private Collection, Harrison, New York
A George III silver inkstand with cut glass fittingsJohn Carter II, London, 1807With crest
Shaped rectangular platform on ball supports with two pen wells and three attached frames fitted with pair circular glass bottles and centered with a glass rectangular box with silver fittings.
Length 11in. (41 oz. 12 dwts. base only)
Note: Bottle and box fittings mostly unmarked; several fasteners missing.
A late Victorian silver desk standish by Elkington & Co Ltd., of oval navette form having a gadrooned border, the central raised platform having an oval centre compartment flanked by two cut crystal ink wells and pen stands for both sides, London 1900. The stand being 22 ozs
AN EDWARDIAN DESK STAND of oblong form with gadrooned edges comprising two cut glass ink bottles flanking a central lidded compartment, and two pen wells, raised on pad feet, 9 1/2" wide, London 1903), 22ozs
FRENCH MARBLE FIGURAL DESK SET. The shaped rouge and grey marble desk top fitted with twin removable crystal ink wells with faceted covers. Centered is a gilt bronze German Shepherd dog, the curved front recessed as a pen holder. Width 15 1/2 in., depth 8 1/4 in. c. 1900-1925. Condition Report
A group of ink wells including a lidded silvered with glass insert; a brass ink well with glass insert; two glass ink well inserts with Bakelite lids; and a U.S. Navy pen stand with ink well manufactured by Morriset with fountain pen (this lot requires third-party shipping)
INK BOTTLE COLLECTION Lot of (62) Glass and Stoneware ink bottles, incl: Clear glass inkstand, with single inkwell, two storage compartments and pen holder, 7" wide; Clear glass double inkwell, 4" wide, edge chip; (3) Redware ink bottles with pen holders, one stamped "Old Sturbridge Village", one inscribed "Henderson's Hardware", 2 1/2" to 3" diam.; (1) Stoneware ink bottle with pen holders, 3 3/4" diam., edge chips; (9) Assorted stoneware ink bottles; (9) Aqua glass ink bottles, five with rim chips; (1) Amber glass bottle; (1) Green glass bottle, rim chips; (7) Clear glass inkwells; (3) Assorted clear glass inkwell inserts to desk stands; (2) Vintage Sanford's Fountain Pen Inks clear glass ink wells, 2" high; and (24) Other assorted clear glass ink bottles.
BRONZE FOX INKWELL PLUS COLD PAINTED BRONZE SOLDIER ON ...Two small Continental Bronze items. 1st item: Small Vienna cold painted bronze figure of a soldier on horseback, unsigned but possibly Bergman, 3 1/2"H. 2nd item: Gilt bronze figural inkstand in the form of a fox carrying a globe, which opens to reveal a glass inkwell with raised letters HEYWOOD WAKEFIELD. 5 1/3"H. Both items Continental, early 20th century.
1st item: some wear to paint. 2nd item: glass ink well is a replacement, but fits well. Oxidation to bronze.
Tiffany Studios, Four Piece Desk Set
circa 1900, pine needle pattern, cast and patinated bronze with slag glass, including a lidded ink well, hinged lid box, footed pen tray and a pair of blotter ends, stamped Tiffany Studios.
Ink well 3.5 x 4.25 4.25 in.
Hinge broken to smaller box; dents to blotter ends.
A George V silver capstan ink well, London 1921, with a plain hinged top enclosing a clear glass well, over a spreading base, 12.5cm diameter.
Edwardian Gilt Mounted Glass Desk Accessories. : Including two ink wells and a clip saucer. Greatest height 5in. (12cm) Condition: Minor chip to bottom edge of ink well; both wells lacking inner liners.
A Victorian plated desk stand fitted with two cut glass inkwells
Of rectangular form, two pen wells, the center section with pair ring frames for glass ink wells centered with circular reticulated box (lacking glass fitting) covered with a taper stick; together with a sterling dip pen with chased decoration.
Length: 9 1/2"
Plating well worn.
Antique Victorian Sphinx Ink Well, ornate cast iron ink well with thermometer (missing thermometer), figure of winged Egyptian goddess Sphinx, Art Nouveau detail around base, c.1870, includes original glass ink well with lid, 9" high
A sterling silver toped glass ink well, the top modelled as a bee en tremblant by Sarah Jones, London 1976, together with a sterling silver 19th century ink well, (2).
MID CENTURY NOUVEAU STYLE INK WELL SET: Glass ink well bottles, with brass trim. Tray in a lovely Nouveau style, with leaf design. Measures 14 1/2" long and 6 1/2" wide Condition All lots are sold as is and where is. Elite Auctioneers, LLC provides condition reports upon request to aide in your bidding decision. No statement regarding age, condition, kind, value, or quality of a lot, whether made orally at the auction or at any other time, or in writing in this catalog or elsewhere, shall be construed to be an express or implied warranty, representation, or assumption of liability. All sales are final, Elite Auctioneers, LLC does not give refunds based on condition. Elite Auctioneers, LLC does not perform any shipping or packing services. We do have a list of suggested shippers who gladly provide quotes prior to your bidding. Please visit our webpage for a list of recommended shippers. All items listed as "attributed", "after", or "in the manner" are not being sold as original works and are not guaranteed authentic.
12th C. Islamic Ink Well Marbled Glass: **Originally Listed At $1200**. . Ancient Near East, Islamic, ca. 12th to 14th century CE. A stunning example of a rounded ink well with a tapered body that terminates in a petite discoid foot and a wide mouth which perhaps at one time held a lid. The vessel is formed from semi-translucent yellow-green glass with canes of opaque white glass marvered into the composition, however age-commensurate darkening has rendered the vessel in a stark jet-black hue. This type of vessel was used to hold various colors of ink. Scattered areas of fiery silver and rainbow-hued iridescence add an elegant burst of color to complement the vessel's bichrome presentation. Size: 2. 2" W x 1. 4" H (5. 6 cm x 3. 6 cm). . . Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection; ex-Martin J. Wunsch collection, New York, USA, acquired in the 1980s. . All items legal to buy/sell under U. S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. . . A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. . We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. . #141988 Condition Original lid missing. Minor abrasions and nicks to shoulder, rim, body, and base, with light encrustations, otherwise intact and excellent. Light earthen deposits as well as scattered areas of fiery silver and rainbow iridescence throughout. Old inventory label beneath base.
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