Exquisite mid 20th century Italian .800 silver 4-piece writing / desk set by renown silversmith Fratelli Cacchione of Milan. 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; and dip pen. Decorated with elegant scrolling foliate, floral garland swags and clusters of flowers. In overall good condition with general wear. No chips or cracks to the cut glass inkwell, some scratches to the base; there are some small dimples on the dip pen handle, all commensurate with use. Hallmarked for .800/1000 silver. Bearing maker's marks for renowned Italian silversmith Fratelli Cacchione. Also bearing the name of a retailer, likely Calderoni of Milan, first founded by Adone Calderoni in 1840. Inkwell measures 4 5/8" x 4" at the base, 3" tall. Blotter is 4 5/8" length x 2 3/8" wide x 2 3/4" tall. Wax Seal is 2 7/8" length and Dip pen (with nib) is 7 3/4" length.
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