Lot 301
A Very Fine Rococo Revival German Silver Desk Set
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Circa 1890, .800 silver mark of Bruckmann & Söhne, retailer's mark for August Merklein, presented in the original fitted case with satin and velvet lining. The five piece set including a large double welled inkstand with finely cast model of Nike with laurel wreath and cornucopia (with integrated bell), a blotter with finely detailed cast bust of a woman, a candlestick held aloft by a winged putto, a letter opener with gilt blade and bust of a woman for the terminus, and a fountain pen. No monograms. Included with the lot is an associated seal, unmarked, cast in the form of the young Christ with orb, with engraved "AH" monogram.

Inkstand 8 3/4 x 12 x 9 in.

46.11 total weighable troy oz.

Private Collection, North Carolina

August Merklein (1865-1940) was a jeweler and Commercial Councilman (Kommerzienrat) in Nuremberg, Germany.

Bruckmann & Söhne was a firm established in 1805 in Heilbronn, Germany. The company employed exceptionally talented designers and invested in the latest metalware manufacturing processes.

Good estate condition. Wear to case

$2,000 - 4,000