Lot 263: A sterling silver-mounted spinach jade inkwell, Edward Farmer, New York, NY, early 20th century

Freeman's

December 15, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, US
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Description: A sterling silver-mounted spinach jade inkwell Edward Farmer, New York, NY, early 20th century The domed jade cover fitted with silver inkpot and cover surmounted by a fu-dog finial. H: 3 1/2, D: 5 1/4 in.
Condition Report: Overall good condition.
Jade cover in good structural condition, very good color, and well-carved. There is one hairline crack running from silver rim to base, and another 1 1/4 in. crack on the other side from rim.
The fu-dog finial has been reattached to silver cover, with one or two small hairline cracks to base. In overall good condition, with loss of top of tail.
The hinge is a bit loose on the silver cover.
Blue ink residue in inkpot.


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Notes: Edward Farmer (1872-1945) operated two galleries in New York, at 16 West Fifty-Sixth Street and 15 East Fifth-Sixth Street. He specialized in Chinese and European decorative arts and antiques and was particularly known for his remounting of Chinese works of art into desk accessories and decorative ornaments suited to the contemporary taste of the time.
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