c.1862 Gilt-Bronze and Enameled Inkwell in Shape of Trunk.

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c.1862 Gilt-Bronze and Enameled Inkwell in Shape of Trunk.
Inv. #: g162
Description:

The gilt-bronze and enamel inkwell in the shape of a traveling trunk has a watch, candle and hinged compartments for the ink, stamps and matches.

Case:

The case, in the form of a trunk, has a nearly concealed hinge, blue enamel accents to the handles and buckles, hinged compartments for the ‘lights’, ‘ink’ and ‘stamps’, a hinged candle holder and a watch mounted under the lid.

Dial:

The engine turned silvered dial has black lettered numerals for the hours, red dots for the 5-minute marks and steel-cut Fleur-de-lis hands.

Movement:

The 30-hour watch movement is wound, set and regulated out the back and the arbors are accessed by releasing the catch.

Notes:

The underside of the ‘ink’ cover has been eroded by whatever was in the glass ink jar. The dedication is mostly there and the legible parts read ‘ Mrs Barbour, with our love and gratitude, initials, xmas 1862′.

Size: 6.75 in. wide
4 in. deep
3.5 in. high
Retail Price: 4850.00

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