Flight Barr and Barr inkwell

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A delightful, decorative and rare Flight Barr and Barr inkwell and cover, the finial modelled as a gilt flower, the top rim of the inkwell with a circular band of fine beading and the bottom rim stepped and indented, all within gilt bands. Decorated all over with bright "seaweed" gilding and well painted with a  charming scene of a woman and two children in country dress, the woman holding a basket of flowers and all in a pastoral setting. Marked underneath with full Flight Barr and Barr factory marks in puce script.

Date: Circa 1820
Width: 4.25 inches (10.7.5 cm) Height: To top of finial 2.5 inches (6.25 cm)
Condition: Small professional restoration to cover otherwise very good.
Item No. 2099

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