late 19th/early 20th century, comprising: basket form cup aloft three standing bears, each with removable walking stick, raised on circular, naturalistic base, 5-1/2 in.; tree trunk form inkwell with inset glass inkwell and nickel silver hinged cap, stamped to rim "Ger.Sil", with associated later carved wood bear form pen, inkwell 3-1/8 in.; carved bird form and leafy bud vase, raised on oval naturalistic base, 7 in.
Provenance: Estate of Madolyn L. Nickerson, Highlands, North Carolina
possible repair to cup interior, one bear with broken hand and broken arm, embedded dust; inkwell with rubbing and wear to painted finish, discoloration, cap dented, glass liner appears to have cracks, pen with some scratching; vase with residue, chips to bird's tail and leaves, embedded dust