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  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)
    Darmstadt (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1905 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Haustein, Paul, born 1880 - died 1944 (enamellers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamelled copper with silver, parcel gilt mounts, glass liner

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Silver, Room 68, The Whiteley Galleries, case 6, shelf 1 []

A typical design in the Art Nouveau style, which incorporates naturalistically, applied decoration.

Physical description

Inkwell, enamelled copper body with silver, parcel-gilt mounts. Circular, narrowing towards the neck with a separate, domed, hinged lid. Contains a glass liner. The body covered in blue, red and green enamel. Round the lower rim is a cordon of stylised water lily leaves in silver, parcel-gilt.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)
Darmstadt (made)


ca. 1905 (made)


Haustein, Paul, born 1880 - died 1944 (enamellers)

Materials and Techniques

Enamelled copper with silver, parcel gilt mounts, glass liner

Marks and inscriptions

French standard mark for post 1845
Marked once on the lower rim and once on the interior of the lid.

Maker's mark: a long legged bird within a triangular lozenge with the letter A in the right hand corner


Height: 8.5 cm, Width: 9.8 cm base

Descriptive line

Enamel on copper, silver, parcel-gilt mounts, Darmstadt and Paris, ca.1905

Production Note

The body was probably made and enamelled by Paul Haustein, while in Darmstadt and the silver mounts added later by an unknown Parisian silvermith.


Copper; Enamel; Silver; Gold; Glass


Raising; Enamelling; Gilding; Glass-blowing

Subjects depicted

Water lily


Metalwork; Tools & Equipment; Personal accessories


Metalwork Collection

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