A REGENCY BRASS AND PEWTER INLAID TORTOISESHELL INKSTAND, CIRCA 1820, ATTRIBUTED TO WELLS & CO.
Property from the Estate of John Bedford
A REGENCY BRASS AND PEWTER INLAID TORTOISESHELL INKSTAND, CIRCA 1820, ATTRIBUTED TO WELLS & CO.
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A REGENCY BRASS AND PEWTER INLAID TORTOISESHELL INKSTAND, CIRCA 1820, ATTRIBUTED TO WELLS & CO.
A REGENCY BRASS AND PEWTER INLAID TORTOISESHELL INKSTAND, CIRCA 1820, ATTRIBUTED TO WELLS & CO.
A REGENCY BRASS AND PEWTER INLAID TORTOISESHELL INKSTAND, CIRCA 1820, ATTRIBUTED TO WELLS & CO.
A REGENCY BRASS AND PEWTER INLAID TORTOISESHELL INKSTAND, CIRCA 1820, ATTRIBUTED TO WELLS & CO.
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A REGENCY BRASS AND PEWTER INLAID TORTOISESHELL INKSTAND, CIRCA 1820, ATTRIBUTED TO WELLS & CO.

Estimate: 800 - 1,200 GBP
Property from the Estate of John Bedford

A REGENCY BRASS AND PEWTER INLAID TORTOISESHELL INKSTAND, CIRCA 1820, ATTRIBUTED TO WELLS & CO.

Estimate: 800 - 1,200 GBP
Lot sold:375GBP
(7 bids, reserve met)

Description

Property from the Estate of John Bedford

A REGENCY BRASS AND PEWTER INLAID TORTOISESHELL INKSTAND, CIRCA 1820, ATTRIBUTED TO WELLS & CO.


with brass carrying handle and with cut-glass inkwells together with a pair of Regency brass-inlaid rosewood book carriers, circa 1815 (3)


17cm. high, 27cm. wide, 20cm. deep; 6 3/4in., 10 1/2in., 8in. trays 33cm. wide, 1ft. 1in.


Sold without reserve


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Condition Report

The inkstand reasonable condtion. Buhl with some lifting as to be expected but fairly intact. Residual polish would benefit from a gentle clean.

Trays with repaired breaks, some lifting to brass inlay (trays 15.5cm. high)

All three with old marks and scratches.


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