Fabulous & rare antique French sterling silver 5pc writer's desk set including silver topped cut crystal inkwell, wax seal or sceau, dip pen, paper knife (scraper/eraser) and letter opener, all with an elegant ever-so-French acanthus accented bead festooned pattern and all beautifully kept in the original fitted storage and/or presentation box! It always seems hard to find lovely old French sterling silver inkwells and, when we do, they usually sell quickly.
This quite rare in that it's French AND the set includes all of the desk top or writer's accoutrement and all still in the original box. Inkwell and several handles bear the French Minerve or Minerva hallmark, the tiny number "1" within those marks means they're in. 950 silver 95% pure and higher than the. 925 standard for "sterling" silver a few handles bear the tiny French boar's head hallmark for.
A wonderful gift for the writer in your family OR, a fabulous ensemble for the inkwell & desk top items collectors. Very good to excellent condition. Possibly a tiny nip or two to the inkwell but no chips, cracks or damage to note.There is a very slight bend to the bottom edge of the silver cap, near the right rear hinge area but the lid closes completely and securely, also rare that it has the inner glass ink pot. The scraper or eraser blade is pre-stainless so it does have some age/tarnish spots. The box is in fine shape with just some surface marks evidencing its age. No other damage to note. See pictures for all measurements. We're easy to deal with. Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 - 5 star ratings in all categories. We always insure our items BUT, more importantly, pack them extremely well knowing that most are not replaceable. Please remember that when leaving DSR ratings. Icon here or above to see more of our inventory, offerings and venues.
We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. _gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). The item "Antique French Sterling Silver 5pc Writer's Set, Cut Crystal Inkwell, Orig. Box" is in sale since Friday, September 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Inkwells".
The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.