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3pc Antique 19thc French Ormolu & Mother of Pearl Handled Writing Set, Calligraphy Dip Pen, Wax Seal / Desk Stamp
Exceptional antique Napoleon III era French gilt ormolu and mother of pearl 3-piece desk set. Comprising of a bookmark, dip pen and wax seal. Each piece features a charming four leaf shamrock / clover motif. Embellished with hand blown glass accents in a stunning purple color within a finely crafted shamrock shaped framework atop a curled stem. A solid handle adorns the writing dip pen, crafted from luminous mother of pearl hand painted with blue and green forget-me-knot flowers. Topped by a diminutive shamrock finial with reticulated filigree border. Finished with a gilded metal collar at the end. The wax seal is a charming piece, heavy in hand and sturdy. The matrix bearing a monogram of interlaced initials CL in elegant script. Finally, the blade on the bookmarker is constructed from a combination of white and purplish mother of pearl shell, and its form and pointed end make it serviceable as a letter opener as well. Overall an exquisite and unique writing / desk set. Housed in the original presentation box with velvet and satin interior. In good condition with general wear from use and age. There is a crack to one or two on the blown glass accents, visible in the pictures. The presentation box shows its age. Please see pictures for measurements
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