Fine English Chelsea Porcelain & Gilt Metal Double Inkwell W/ Shepherdess Nr
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Fine English Chelsea Porcelain & Gilt Metal Double Inkwell W/ Shepherdess Nr:
FINE ENGLISH CHELSEA PORCELAIN & GILT METAL DOUBLE INKWELL W/ SHEPHERDESS NR Description
This listing is for a very fine early English Chelsea porcelain double figural inkwell with gilt brass mounts. The piece measures 6 inches or 15 cm high; it is 7 ¼ inches or 18.5 cm wide at the base.
The inkwell features a footed lozenge form base with a pierced pattern. The inkstand has two porcelain inkwells on either side of the base. The inkwells have a hinged metal lid with a floral design. At the center is a figure of a shepherdess seated with a lamb on her lap as she plays her flute. Behind her are scrolling vines with metal leaves and porcelain flowers. At the front of the inkstand is a pen holder which mimics a flowering tree branch.
The inkwell is in very good condition, there are a few minor flea nicks on the applied porcelain flowers. There are age appropriate variations the gilt brass. Please see the many photographs for more on the look and condition of this fine early Chelsea inkwell.
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