A rare and unusual 19th century French silver inkstand designed as a Roman lamp
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE: 1840
ORIGIN: Paris, France
MAKER: Franois-Auguste Grattepain
WEIGHT: 9.95 troy ounces (10.91 ounces or 309.40 grams)
STOCK CODE: H1013101381
a rare silver inkstand designed as a Roman oil lamp, the body decorated with foliate and ribbon designs,the handle terminating in a cast family crest, the obverse of the hinged cover cast as a coat of arms, the reverse engraved with foliate and scrolling decoration and opening to reveal the original clear glass inkwell
French marks and maker's mark
Additionally engraved with retailer's signature: BERNARD, 1, RUE DE LA PAIX, A PARIS for Charles Martial Bernard (1824-96) who continued the firm of royal jewellers established at the address by his father Jean Martial in 1826. Bernard was an early patron of Louis Cartier.
Length approx: 165mm / 6 1/2"
The arms of SLAUGHTER/SLATER quartered with SANDYS and impaled with LYNE
Heraldic Silver Ltd
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