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    Posted 1 year ago

    TGBWC
    (1 item)

    Sphinx comes off as well as letter opener. Two inkwells with glass containers. No manufacturer markings. Owned by my friends mom who just died at age 94. Any info much appreciated.

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    1. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 1 year ago
      I believe that came out of King Tut's tomb.
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 1 year ago
      king tut's victorian period.
    3. TGBWC, 1 year ago
      I know Daddy Bigbucks is joking but what about ho2cultcha? Are you serious and when was the victorian period?
    4. artfoot artfoot, 1 year ago
      The style referred to as Egyptian Revival appeared in Europe in the 1820s following Napoleon's exploration of Egypt. There was a resurgence of the style in the 1880-90s, and again with the discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922. After that, as tourism increased, Middle Eastern manufacturers also exploited the style.
      This is a very nice item that probably needs a hands-on assessment. Photo of the underside may be helpful.
    5. TGBWC, 1 year ago
      photo of underside shown.
    6. Gillian, 1 year ago
      Of course you've looked, but is there anything written on the paper in the inkwell?

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