Rococ ink well, makers mark

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by Matt Johnson, Jul 16, 2020.

  1. Matt Johnson

    Matt Johnson Member

    A pretty display piece. Probably cast iron, the gold layer is just pray paint since it was all rusty once I got it. A small piece broke off some time ago and was probably lost.

    I need help with the makers mark. On the bottom there is this M in a star like pattern. Perhaps someone can identify it
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  2. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    A magnet will tell you if it is iron or not.

    WHY did you spray paint it with garish gold?
     
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  3. Matt Johnson

    Matt Johnson Member

    Because it was rusty and nasty. You are right, should have painted it white and called it shabby chic! Ahaha

    Well, it has little to no value anyways since it's broken
     
  4. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    Well, it certainly has little to no value now. SMH :vomit:
     
  5. Matt Johnson

    Matt Johnson Member

    You do realize you can remove paint? Especially from metal
     
  6. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    Might be a foundry Mark...?
     
  7. Matt Johnson

    Matt Johnson Member

    Ineed! I just found a similar item on google
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  8. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    If it’s a foundry, that’s tough to research. I’ve tried the model # too, with no luck.
     
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  9. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    Would have been easier, cheaper & less time consuming not to have painted it in the first place.
     
  10. Matt Johnson

    Matt Johnson Member

    Well at least I have something. There are probably a few more out there. Thanks for trying!
     
  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Those irregular shaped Historic Revival items were very popular in France in the late 19th century. Not saying it is French per sé, but it is worth looking into.
    You've got a nice job on your hands then.:playful:
     
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  12. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

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  13. Matt Johnson

    Matt Johnson Member

    I can just pour paint remover over it and scrub it off with a napkin xd been there done that
     
  14. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Iron is pretty forgiving, I'm sure you'll get a perfect result.
     
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  15. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    I don't think yours is stylistically like the one you found on google, because that one is art nouveau in style.
     
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  16. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Agree, that one is much more pure Art Nouveau. I would guess yours is a bit earlier too.
    Btw, the style pf yours is not pure Rococo. 19th century designers and manufacturers mixed historic styles to get a result they thought would work. I have seen similar items that were Rococo in outline, but with Gothic and Orientalist thrown into the mix.;)
     
  17. Matt Johnson

    Matt Johnson Member

    I totally agree, but it's the same producer so yay
     
  18. Matt Johnson

    Matt Johnson Member

    I know, it's literally the definition of the revival period.
    For example those balusters around it are totally baroque
     
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  20. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    Very similar but this newest photo SIS found doesn't have the same fancy fence/railing that Matt's shows. Perhaps it is missing some 'parts'?
     
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