Collection of fifteen (15) assorted American, French and English inkwells. 1st-3rd items: Three (3) inkwells with sterling lids and glass or crystal bodies, including one marked for English maker John Grinsell & Sons; one for English maker Sheaffer; one with frosted crystal or glass body and silver lid, with crystal inset. Marked on base for Lenox crystal below etched signature "Daniel Reed '96". 4th-6th items: Three silverplated/white metal inkwells. One (1) Art Nouveau style silverplated inkwell with applied floral designs and four scroll feet; one (1) silverplated inkstand with pierced gallery, pen tray, and two removable glass inkwells; one (1) white metal ink stand with feather decoration, marked "Etain 94% Made in France" to base, containing a single removable glass inkwell. 7th-15th items: Nine (9) clear and colored glass unmarked inkwells; five (5) with round or square form bodies and hinged metal lids, some with gilt or molded decoration; three (3) with hinged gilt metal and glass topped lids, including two of clear cut glass and one of blue blown glass, which has a pontil mark to the base; one (1) inkwell of square form without a lid. All items range from 2 1/2" H x 2 3/8" dia to 4 3/4" H x 5 7/8" dia. All items likely late 19th to mid or late 20th century. Provenance: Private Middle Tennessee collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Wear to plating on some lids, minor scattered scratches and chips to edges of glass bodies. Largest loss 3/4" x 1/2". 7th-15th items: one inkwell missing lid.
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