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ON LAYAWAY - Cloisonne Desk Set - Inkwell, Pen, and Blotter Corners
In these hectic days of electronic everything it's easy to forget the pleasure of sitting at a desk and quietly composing your thoughts before putting pen to paper. Conjure those times, let this beautiful Cloisonne Desk Set bring all that ease and grace back into your life. Jewelry for your desk.
The detail in these pieces is remarkable and exquisitely executed, the simplicity of the blue enamel deceptive, with a closer look revealing a gorgeously complicated design. When I purchased this set in New England it was identified as being French, but I think it is Chinese from the Qing Dynasty.
CONDITION is grand, with no losses of enamel. The metal is copper and looks to have been brass plated at one time which has largely worn away with polishing over the years, but I think the copper looks particularly beautiful with the blue. All pieces present, including the original inkwell insert which has a white enamel interior. No marks, which dates it prior to 1891.
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