French Empire bronze boat-form inkwell, serpent handles, c. 1800

$3,650.00 AUD

Superb quality ormolu & patinated bronze desk set (encrier), the clinker built boat-form flanked by twin serpent handles coiling beneath to act as feet, the center with rectangular box & lid flanked by inkwells, within a pierced ormolu railing.      

Probably French, 

Circa 1800. 

 

34cm wide, 10cm high

Condition: signs of age, inkwell incomplete, one snakes head re-attached with metal pins. Good condition.

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