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Antique Cut Crystal Inkwell with Exquisite 18th Century Lady's Portrait Top

Price: $880
  • Item No: 75542

Beautiful Antique Cut Crystal Inkwell with Exquisite 18th Century French Lady's Portrait Top. The underside of the inkwell has a beautiful crisscross deep cut crystal design. When you look at it from the side you can see the big ball section where the ink goes. As you tilt it you see the beautiful quality of the cut crystal bottom. The top is silvered metal with an exquisite portrait of an 18th century French lady wearing a wreath of roses and her curly white hair. This is an exquisite artist signed crystal topped portrait artist signed Rouze. This is a unique inkwell. Both the portrait and inkwell are in superb condition guaranteed to please the most advanced collector or connoisseur. The ladies portrait has a diameter of 1-7/8 inches. The inkwell measures 3 inches wide and 3 inches deep. From the bottom to the top of the cover the inkwell measure 4-1/2 inches high. In my more than 50 years collecting, buying, selling and appraising fine antiques and art I have never had the pleasure of seeing an inkwell like this. I bought it for my own collection several years ago. I am now downsizing my collection and can offer this on the internet for the first time. This inkwell is so beautiful that it may have been made for royalty. The portrait may be of a queen or princess.