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366: Lalique Biches Inkwell

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Lalique Biches Inkwell

French. A Biches inkwell in molded and frosted glass, by Rene Lalique and designed in 1913, engraved R. Lalique on base; ht. 4.5, wd. 6, dp. 6 in.

Provenance: Property from the Collections of Dorothy Painter, Cincinnati, OH.
Ex Sotheby's, sold March 11, 2004, Lot 295.


A few small and very minor chips to the interior rim of the top. Also, a few minor chips in the interior main box, all of which are located around the mouth of the opening (on the underside). None of these chips are visible on the outside. There are surface scratches to the plinth and light adhesive residue on the top of the inkwell from earlier stickers.
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Estimate $2,000 – $3,000
Starting Bid $1,000

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