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INKWELL

Made by: Cartier

On view in: Dacha


About this object

The base of the inkwell is rounded at the back and has a slot that functions as a pen rack at the straight front. On the base sits two inkwells, also carved from agate. They have glass liners. Each container has a gold and coral red enamel band at the base and on the rim. At the top of each lid is a coral pearl with a diamond.

Category:
gems
Object name:
INKWELL
Made from:
Agate -- gold -- enamel -- coral -- diamonds -- glass -- metal
Made in:
London, England
Date made:
c. 1925
Size:
2 × 6 5/8 × 3 3/8 in. (5.1 × 16.8 × 8.6 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
21.144
Class:
HARDSTONE
Signature marks:
MARK: Cartier [On front of each rim just under lids] MARK: 9P9H [On front of rim just under left lid]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
Natural Beauties: Exquisite Works of Minerals and Gems