19th Century French Napoleon III Period Bronze Inkwell

2203-22149B (Click to Inquire About This Item)

5H x 14W x 8.5D

Location: Dallas


19th Century French Napoleon III Period Bronze Inkwell was hand-cast to last for centuries!  Before the days of fountain pens, ball point pens, word processors and now computers, ink and pen were the methods by which people communicated, and there's still a romantic aspect of that genre~  Elaborate desktop appurtenances were invented and produced to meet the demand, and this example is a wonderful expression of the masculine form, with Renaissance Revival inspiration, including shell, heraldic crest, and foliate motifs, with lions' heads and a plethora of intriguing timeless designs cast into the work, which is still weighty regardless of the open air design.  The two urns on each side are fitted with hinged caps which open to reveal the removable glass ink reservoirs, removable for cleaning and filling purposes.  There's even a subtle rack on the back piece to hold one's pen, and a tray in front for pen tips and the like.  An exceptional desktop decoration for the executive or journalist in your family!
Circa 1870s
Measures 5H x 14W x 8.5D