BELGIAN ART DECO MARBLE, SILVER, MALACHITE & RED LACQUER INKWELL

by Philippe Wolfers (1858-1929) and Marcel Wolfers (1886-1976)
Belgium, 1929


3 ½" high; 3 ½" wide; 3 ½" long

The Wolfers archives record that this inkwell, designed on May 2, 1929, with the design name "Annibal," was one in a small series of similar vessels produced in April and May of 1929. It is estimated that no more than five of each model in the series were produced, and very few are still known today.
Impressed for 800 silver/ Wolfers Frѐres pre-war poincon 3 stars in triangle.

Philippe Wolfers is best known as one of Belgium's foremost silversmiths and designer of Art Nouveau jewelry and objets de vertu. However, he was also active in the 1920s, designing the modernist Giaconda service in silver and ivory which was featured by Wolfers Frѐres at the Paris 1925 Exhibition and the Boma service in 1929.
His son Marcel was apprenticed in his father's workshops in the early 1900s and later became artistic director of the firm.

Exhibition Only - Inv. #268