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SA875640

Art Deco Era Brass And Green Onyx Desk Inkwell C1930

Price

£150 | $183 USD | €173 EUR
Item Number: SA875640
Date of manufacture: 1930
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Aramis Antiques
This antique has been viewed 23 times in the past month with the most views from Singapore.

Description

A remarkable and interesting Art Deco era desktop inkwell made of solid brass encasing a green onyx pen stand c1930. The inkwell contains its original fitting ink glass. It is almost certainly French made as the mark DEPOSE is stamped underneath with another, possibly foundry, mark. The shape of the inkwell is reminiscent of the prow of a sailing vessel or a wishbone - when viewed from the pointed end, it really does look like the prow of a boat! At the wider end, the sturdy brass frame encases a slab of green onyx, the stone of restfulness and purity (apparently!). The brass frame either side is dipped, for holding pens. The inkwell is raised on the brass plinth with a triangular shape, and lifting lid. This is truly a hefty piece - it weighs just under 800gr - it has a strong, masculine design typical of some Art Deco themes. I imagine it might have been intended for a smart yacht, or a least a smart yacht owner, and started life sailing around the Med!! Very nice indeed. Excellent condition.
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Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1930.


Dimensions

Height = 7 cm (2.8")
Width = 14 cm (5.5")
Depth = 17 cm (6.7")


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Aramis Antiques
Dorking
Surrey
United Kingdom
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