A LARGE CONTINENTAL SILVER FIGURAL INKSTAND, LATE 19TH CENTURY
the base on two winged caryatid figures and three bun feet, central figure of Victory flanked by two allegorical figures, mounted with two thermometer scales lacking thermometers, a pen holder, a knob for a bell mechanism below, and two inkwells topped by lions, the front mounted with a plaque monogrammed AJ and supported by putti
78 oz gross
length 16½ in.
As noted re. lacking the thermometers. One inkwell lacking the glass liner. The front bun foot dented slightly and one caryatid foot with split and denting to scroll at base. One of the allegorical figures with losses to the tools she is holding.
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