Amethyst inkwell with a carved prunus pattern and a jadeite finial, mounted in sterling silver.
Edward I. Farmer was a prominent art dealer operating out of the Carlyle Hotel in New York in the 1920s. He was famed for his decorative arts made using semi precious stones, usually Chinese, and precious metals, turning functional objects into works of art in the manner of Cartier. His pieces are rare and highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts around the world.