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A Very Fine Rococo Revival German Silver Desk Set
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A Very Fine Rococo Revival German Silver Desk Set

circa 1890, .800 silver mark of Bruckmann & Söhne, retailer's mark for August Merklein, presented in the original fitted case with satin and velvet lining. The five piece set including a large double welled inkstand with finely cast model of Nike with laurel wreath and cornucopia (with integrated bell), a blotter with finely detailed cast bust of a woman, a candlestick held aloft by a winged putto, a letter opener with gilt blade and bust of a woman for the terminus, and a fountain pen. No monograms. Included with the lot is an associated seal, unmarked, cast in the form of the young Christ with orb, with engraved "AH" monogram.
Inkstand 8 3/4 x 12 x 9 in.
46.11 total weighable troy oz.
August Merklein (1865-1940) was a jeweler and Commercial Councilman (Kommerzienrat) in Nuremberg, Germany.

Bruckmann & Söhne was a firm established in 1805 in Heilbronn, Germany. The company employed exceptionally talented designers and invested in the latest metalware manufacturing processes.
Private Collection, North Carolina
Condition
Good estate condition. Wear to case
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A Very Fine Rococo Revival German Silver Desk Set

Estimate $2,000 - $4,000
Dec 04, 2021
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Starting Price $1,000
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0301: A Very Fine Rococo Revival German Silver Desk Set

Sold for $2,400
13 Bids
Est. $2,000 - $4,000Starting Price $1,000
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Dec 04, 2021 9:00 AM EST
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Lot 0301 Details

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A Very Fine Rococo Revival German Silver Desk Set

circa 1890, .800 silver mark of Bruckmann & Söhne, retailer's mark for August Merklein, presented in the original fitted case with satin and velvet lining. The five piece set including a large double welled inkstand with finely cast model of Nike with laurel wreath and cornucopia (with integrated bell), a blotter with finely detailed cast bust of a woman, a candlestick held aloft by a winged putto, a letter opener with gilt blade and bust of a woman for the terminus, and a fountain pen. No monograms. Included with the lot is an associated seal, unmarked, cast in the form of the young Christ with orb, with engraved "AH" monogram.
Inkstand 8 3/4 x 12 x 9 in.
46.11 total weighable troy oz.
August Merklein (1865-1940) was a jeweler and Commercial Councilman (Kommerzienrat) in Nuremberg, Germany.

Bruckmann & Söhne was a firm established in 1805 in Heilbronn, Germany. The company employed exceptionally talented designers and invested in the latest metalware manufacturing processes.
Private Collection, North Carolina
Condition
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Good estate condition. Wear to case

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