Fine Chinese French Maquet Marked Crystal/Quartz Inkwell. A Chinese Quartz Rock Crystal and silver inkwell marked MAQUET (Paris nice) Possibly Late C19th early C20th. Maquet Silver fitted top, with hand carved cranes, floral detail, insects detail. Fitted on a carved crystal/quartz carved inkwell of figures holding hands looking up. This is a very rare and very fine item.
Google Maquet silver and see what come up! Described to me as'Rock Crystal' is largely green coloured, mostly clear, with striations throughout, but I felt this was in fact Fluorite and have had it looked at by a local auctioneer who specialises in Chinese items. He has confirmed that is indeed Fluorite and a VERY fine item. Height- 5 " Approx Width - 5"x 3 Approx Weight -870gs. Marked MAQUET to inner well rim- well known fine French Silver Smith.
Good condition looks to be a slight sliver missing on the rear hand of one of the supporting characters but mostly good. Please see images to satisfy yourself. The item "Chinese Quartz Rock Crystal Inkwell & French MAQUET Silver Mounts Very fine" is in sale since Wednesday, March 1, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Other Chinese". The seller is "swan_antiques" and is located in Home counties.This item can be shipped worldwide.