Bronze, glass, copper, hair, wood, textile, gold
Overall: 4 3/8 x 12 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. ( 11.1 x 31.8 x 16.5 cm )
stamped: on nib of pen (b): "16/FOLEY'S/EXPRESS/PEN/NEW YORK"
stamped: on nib of pen (c): "LEROY/W/FAIRCHILD/NEW YORK/NO 8"
Brass inkstand consisting of stand, two jars with hinged domed pierced foliate lids with acorn finials and copper-lined glass liners, and square brass box with bristles, all fitted into stand; stand consists of two conjoined pierced round plates with floral decoration, pierced flange handles, and two round pedestal feet; also included, two matching pens with gold nibs, gold-plated collars with geometric patterns, and ebony shafts.
Gift of Mr. Alexander Jackson on behalf of the Astor Trust (English branch)
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