John & Rico's
Fine Antique Ink wells, Inkstands and Writing Accoutrements
# 5430. An Egyptian letter holder and ink stand (including original ink pots, pen, and blotter). Circa 1920-30. Rosewood, bone, mother-of-pearl, and inlaid wood. From the Toukh Trade School in Cairo. Size: 24.5cm wide x 27 cm long and 38.5 cm tall. In inlaid bone Arabic script (translation): "From Mohamed Soliem to his colleague Mr. Khair El-deon Fnayet 1932" Condition: part of the bone platform under the right sphinx is missing; There is a vertical crack in the back right of the letter holder, probably cause by age; one of the mother-of-pearl obelisks has some plates missing; the back right corner of the platform has about 1.5" on the corner missing left and right. Price: $2,950.00
Showing the back side of the letter holder.
Showing the underside of the Sphinx with missing bone element and the obelisk with missing mother-of-pearl section.
Showing the back right corner with missing section of bone and rosewood.
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