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Antique George Gebelein Boston Sterling Silver Ink well arts and crafts

Antique George Gebelein Boston Sterling Silver Ink well arts and crafts

Regular price $552.00 CAD
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Very Rare Estate Find, Arts and Crafts period George Gebelein Sterling Silver Ink well with original instructions. It's in very good condition with some patina, and light scratches, but nothing that jeopardizes the integrity of the piece. It's solid very heavy weighing about 228 grams without the in glass ink well, only the sterling case. It measures about 3 3/8" in diameter by 3" tall. Please look at the pictures for visual description. This is a very Rare piece, for the true collectors.We have many other hard to find items listed so please take a look, you never know what you might find. We are Jewelers all of our items are professionally inspected and tested, we guarantee all of our items to be as described. Thank you and happy shopping.

Here is a brief history about George Christian Gebelein.   Boston silversmith George Christian Gebelein (born November 6,1878 in Wüstenselbitz, Bavaria; died January 25, 1945 in Wellesley Hills, MA) has been called the “modern Paul Revere,” a reference to the Revolutionary War hero and Boston native who was also known as one of America’s best silversmiths. A first generation German immigrant, Gebelein apprenticed with Boston craftsmen, learning skills passed down from Revere’s time. He earned acclaim for the superb quality of his handcrafted silver products and was highly respected as America’s foremost expert in Colonial silver. He helped build some of the most important collections of antique silver in the U.S., including the Mabel Brady Garvan Collection at Yale University Art Gallery, and he also shared his expertise with the authors of leading reference books on American silver and silversmiths. He found success as a craftsman in an era when mass-produced goods had replaced handcrafted products, and he managed to develop a business model that helped him succeed financially when other craftsmen struggled to get by. Although Gebelein tended to downplay his German immigrant background, his friendships with other German immigrant silversmiths speak to the importance of ethnic ties in both his private life and career.  

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