An early Victorian engraved gilt-metal and hardstone-mounted inkstand and pen-rest, circa 1839
the octagonal ink-well with inscribed hinged lapis lazuli cover, enclosing a glazed hair compartment and later glass ink-well, the whole engraved with floral and foliate motifs, the square base with four cabochon-cut lapis lazuli stones, on winged caryatid feet, central stone cracked, 7cm high; the rectangular pen-rest fitted with a frieze drawer, embellished with hardstones and raised on scroll feet, 11cm wide
Mosaic panel of St Mark's Square, Venice, 20th century
ZAR 5 000 - 7 000
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