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A Russian gilt-bronze mounted malachite inkstand, second half 19th century

VAT applies to hammer price and buyer's premiumUK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

1,500 - 2,500 GBP

A Russian gilt-bronze mounted malachite inkstand, second half 19th century

A Russian gilt-bronze mounted malachite inkstand, second half 19th century

Estimate:

1,500 - 2,500 GBP

Lot sold:

2,016

GBP

A Russian gilt-bronze mounted malachite inkstand,

second half 19th century


with a long pen well and a pouncer and a sander pot flanking a central compartment

8cm. high, 34cm. wide, 24.5cm. deep; 3⅛in., 1ft. 1⅜in., 9⅝in.

In overall very good condition. Very minor tarnishing to gilt-bronze consistent with age and use. Some residual glue for an old label on the central compartment which would benefit from cleaning.


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Skinner, Marlborough, European Furniture & Decorative Arts, 15 July 2016, lot 565.
Interestingly, a similar malachite veneered inkstand with curved ends to one side is in the collections of the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg (inv. ЭРКм-1127).