Lot 91: Estimate £70-£90

Two 19th Century drum shaped inkwells with three quill holes, the first a Stevenson and Hancock Derby, the exterior decorated with purple and burnt red hand painted feathers with blue flower heads and gilt scrolls with alternate gilt urns, the top with three pink flower heads, painted mark, height 4cm, the second a Derby decorated with pink hand painted flowers within gilt laurel leaf borders with a central floral cartouche to the front, all to a dark blue ground, faint printed Crown and D mark, height 3.2cm. (2)

Condition report
Stevenson and Hancock - No chips, cracks or restoration. There is some visible crazing and rubbing to the gilding. There is a firing flaw to the middle well. Derby - Diameter 6.4cm. The central inkwell has two firing flaws and several stained lines running into the body. The quill holes have several stained lines which appear in the body. There is rubbing to the gilding.

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