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This is an elegant cloisonné inkwell, made in the early 1900s. We believe it is Chinese, meant for export into the western market. It is square, with a hinged lid. The inkwell is brass, with brass wires and polished black enamels. The diaper pattern in the background look like fish scales. The lid and each of the four sides features the same round design. The insert is brass. We also have four blotter pad corners with the same patterns. The base and inside of the lid are enameled in blue.

SIZE: This inkwell measures 2 1/2 inches square and about 2 1/2 inches in height. The blotter pad corners have sides that measure 3 1/2 inches, 3 inches and 2 1/4 inches.

CONDITION: The inkwell is overall in very good condition. There are a few scratches and tiny chips in the enamel. There is a bit of discoloration on the front edge of the lid, most likely due to ink. There is a spot on the top of one side that looks like it was bumped, although the enamel is still intact. The hinge works well and the lid fits down snugly. The blotter pad corners have a number of dents and bent areas, which have affected the enamel; there are spots of missing enamel on all of them.

ITEM ID
B-006
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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Cloisonné Inkwell with Blotter Pad Corners

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