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A rare eartheware Vanitas inkstand
A rare eartheware Vanitas inkstand - Porcelain & Faience Style
Ref : 80835
2 500 €
Period :
17th century
Provenance :
Sicily or Spain
Medium :
Dimensions :
L. 7.87 inch X H. 6.1 inch X P. 3.94 inch
Sylvie Lhermite-King

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A rare eartheware Vanitas inkstand

Sicily or Spain, 17th century

- missing part to the hourglass and to veil on skeleton's head, missing and broken part to the back left corner, enamel chips .

Cartouche inscriptions:
- on front: HODIE MIHI CRAS TIBI (My lot today, yours tomorrow).
- left side: NEMINI PARCO (I [Death] spare no one).
- right side: MEMENTO MORI (Remember that you must die).

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