SOLD! for $480.00.
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Three (3) decorative items, including Tortoise and Silver desk clip, Emu or Ostrich Egg Inkwell, and Coconut Cup. 1st item: 18th century silver mounted and footed coconut cup, scalloped and engraved silver rim over a body with conjoined incised medallion decoration, three silver mounted paw feet with engraved initials RWA. Silver mountings are not hallmarked. 4 1/4" H. Probably Continental, circa 1750. 2nd item: Emu or Ostrich egg inkwell with gilt bronze mountings; hinged lid opens to reveal a base having two openings with glass inserts for holding ink, and four caryatid feet in the form of winged griffins. 4 3/4" H x 7" W x 6" D. Probably Australian, mid 19th century. 3rd item: Victorian tortoiseshell desk or letter clip, heart shaped, with decorative silver mounts (unmarked) including a vacant cartouche for monogram. 1 1/4" H x 3" W x 3 1/2" D. English or Continental, late 19th century. CONDITION: 1st item: C shaped crack extending from rim of cup, otherwise good condition. 2nd item: One glass inkwell has been reattached to its brass rim. 1" hairline to egg. 3rd item: Some silver edges loose, some small chips to tortoiseshell around edges.