Inkstand with Etched Mythical Creatures

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laudare
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Inkstand with Etched Mythical Creatures

Postby laudare » Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:40 pm

Does anyone have a guess as to where this ink stand was made or the approximate age. I have searched everywhere for makers marks and I haven't found any. I believe that it is sterling but I have not had it tested.
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Postby byron mac donald » Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:43 am

Hi Laudare-

Nothing to add for you, just it is an intriguing piece; maybe English? can anyone here tell by the etchings?

Byron

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Postby byron mac donald » Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:48 am

Sorry, I meant to add representing Saint George.

Regards- Byron

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Postby dragonflywink » Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:09 am

An etched design would entail the use of an acid and resist, this piece was engraved. This piece looks Asian to me (reminds me of a daybed), perhaps made to appeal to Europeans, can't say that I've seen anything quite like it - but the artistic style of the engraving reminds me of some old Burmese drawings I've seen, the posts are also similar to the turned work in Burmese lacquerware.

~Cheryl


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