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Antique Sterling Silver 935 Guilloche Enamel 5pc Writing Desk Set : Cut Crystal Inkwell, Wax Seal, Blotter, Dip Pen & Letter Opener
An antique continental sterling silver and guilloche enamel 5 piece writing or desk set. The set consists of a hinged cut crystal inkwell decorated with beveled edges and a beautiful wheel cut starburst at the base; A wax seal with blank matrix; blotter; dip pen and letter opener. Each with guilloche enamel featuring a yellow rose with lush green leaves on a pale blue background, trimmed with a lighter shade of blue enamel. The dip pen having an allover pale blue guilloche enamel, the pen nib marked 14k Gold Plated. All other pieces marked 935. Housed in the original fitted presentation box retailed by G Welsch y Cia, Joyeros, Lima [Peru]. Founded in 1858, G. Welsch y Cia was the Peruvian subsidiary of the German company GEO EHNI & Co. dedicated to the sale of watches, jewelry, porcelain, glass, ornaments, tobacco; as well as, hand made silver items. In overall good condition, complete and in the box. Of note is the flaw to the enamel on the wax seal as shown. Some rust/oxidation to the blade on the letter opener. The presentation box showing wear commensurate with age and use.
Presentation box measures 9" x 5 3/8" x 2 1/2" tall
Inkwell measures 2 1/8" x 2 3/8" at the base, 2 1/8" tall.
Blotter is 3 1/2" length x 1 3/4" wide x 1 7/8" tall.
Wax Seal is 2" length.
Letter opener measures 7 3/4" length.
Dip pen is 6 5/8" length.
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