Empire style Bronze goblet-form sander, French or English c. 1830

$265.00 AUD

Finely detailed Bronze & ormolu sander, with pierced lid on a goblet-form base, the whole with very fine bands of decoration including laurel wreaths, border of acanthus-leaf to foot, petal-lobed centre to lid within a star-shaped pierced pattern.
French or English,
Circa 1830

11.5cm high

Wear & signs of usage; small distortions to rims, acanthus & flower a slightly darker bronze with gilt finish now with some wear; original insert probably missing.
Displays well.

A ‘sander’ was part of the desk accessories for the Georgian & Victorian desk, containing a fine sand that was sprinkled on a freshly written manuscript as a form of blotting the ink to stop it smudging. This example would have had inkwells and pen rests with the same moulding, probably mounted on a classical style base.




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