Octagonal-shaped cut-glass and gilded-bronze Inkwell

Octagonal-shaped cut-glass and gilded-bronze Inkwell

Octagonal-shaped cut-glass and gilded-bronze Inkwell

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Octagonal-shaped cut-glass and gilded-bronze Inkwell:
with star cut base and unusual broad diamond facets on body; with gilded hinged lid, finely engraved with scrolling leaves.
Circa 1840.

Height:3"-9.5cm
Width:5"-13.0cm
Glossary Words

cut glass

Often now referred to as 'crystal', the glass was blown and shaped, then passed to a specialist cutter, who would polish and cut patterns to enhance its brilliance.

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