Gilded metal inkwell designed as a hive

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Small, gilded metal inkwell designed as a hive with enameled bees atop and creeping ivy leaves. White opaline flask. Round, alabaster counter-plinth.

Circa 1840.

Height: 11,5 cm (4-1/2 in.).

Few sections of wear along the gilt and minor loss.

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  • Expertissim Reference: 2011030439